Importance of Strength and Conditioning for Rugby Young Players

If you are a young rugby player, there are multiple benefits to strength and conditioning. Rugby Union is an example of high-intensity intermittent exercise, in that activities that call for maximum strength and power are interspersed with periods of low intensity aerobic activity and rest. The game is played by two teams of 15 players competing for possession and territory to score more tries, penalties or conversions than the opposition. From a physiological perspective this puts various demands on players during the game. Since the introduction of professionalism in 1995,…

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What to See and Do in Tewksbury

Tewkesbury is known as a quaint little town situated on the River Severn, with its many shops and the Abbey and its extensive grounds. The town dates back to Saxon times with the name Tewkesbury being derived from ‘Theoc’ (the name of the man who founded it). But it is probably most well known for the part it played in the War of the Roses with one of the most influential battles taking place in town on 4th May 1471. There are many key features in Tewkesbury some of which…

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Hitting the hockey ball as best you can.

Field hockey is a deeply competitive non-contact sports game. It is played to rules similar to Football. You can pass the ball in any direction, you’re not allowed to foul someone by knocking them over or using the stick in an aggressive way. That is the real one big difference in the game, you have a stick. It is vitally important that you use the stick in the best way. It is just as important as the grounds staff ensuring the grass is kept to a certain height, when playing…

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On the Trail of Daffodils – Take a Trip to the Forest of Dean

Every year, during late March to early April, the Forest of Dean becomes a sea of beautiful bright yellow blooms to welcome in the Spring. Daffodils appear in huge numbers and in turn, attract many visitors from all over the country to see this glorious spectacle that welcomes the return of Spring after a long cold winter. The Forest of Dean is a fantastic place to visit, where you can journey underground in the beautiful and enchanting Clearwell Caves, you will certainly not get bored here. But if you fancy…

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