Fettes Active is an exciting joint initiative by Fettes Enterprises and Fettes College for 9 to 14-year-olds that offers five-day sports development camps throughout the summer holidays. Following on from the successful inaugural Rugby Development Camp in 2019, Fettes Active is delighted to be offering another Rugby Development Camp in 2020 from 10th to 14th August as well as a Netball Development Camp from 17th to 21st August.

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Richard Mill – Head Coach

Richard has played rugby for clubs in Scotland, England and Australia and is honoured to have represented Scotland in their 7s and Club International teams.

Richard has a wide knowledge of a variety of sports both in coaching and playing and currently works as the Head of Boys’ Games at Fettes College Preparatory School. His previous role was as a Housemaster at St. Mary’s School, Melrose, where he started his teaching career. During this time he also played rugby for Melrose Rugby Club.

Richard has a keen desire to see individual and team goals achieved through hard work, respect and working with humility. His positive attitude and huge enthusiasm create a fun and engaging camp environment inspiring all his players to be the best that they can possibly be, both on and off the field.

Core Skill Development

At the very heart of our rugby camp, players will not only develop their technical skills but will learn the importance of teamwork, leadership, loyalty and sportsmanship. Technical skill development will include kicking, passing, running, tackling, vision, fitness, communication and game sense.

Better people make better players

Richard and his team are strong believers in teaching children the importance of humility, respect and sportsmanship within a team environment so by the end of the week’s camp your child will not only have developed their core rugby skills but will also have learned the many strong values associated with sport.

What is included?

The camp will run from 9am to 3pm each day with drop off and registration available from 8:30am. The morning sessions will be dedicated to functional rugby fitness and core technical skills followed by team games every afternoon. On the Friday afternoon, there will be a final tournament to showcase what the players have learned throughout the week.

The children will be taken to the Fettes College dining hall each day to enjoy a delicious, healthy three-course lunch. Each child will also receive a complimentary Fettes Active t-shirt.

£180 per week

Sample weekly programme

The sample programme below highlights the format and timings for each element within the rugby development camp. Parents are more than welcome to support their children at the Friday afternoon tournament.

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:30am to 9:00amDrop off & RegistrationDrop offDrop offDrop offDrop off
9:00am to 10:15amFlexibility & strengthSkillsFlexibility & strengthSkillsSkills
10:15am to 10:35amMorning breakMorning breakMorning breakMorning breakMorning break
10:35am to 12:05pmRugby sessionRugby sessionRugby sessionRugby sessionRugby session
12:05pm to 1:05pmLunch at FettesLunch at FettesLunch at FettesLunch at FettesLunch at Fettes
1:10pm to 2:45pmGamesGamesGamesGamesGames (tournament)
2:45pm to 3:00pmStretch & debriefStretch & debriefStretch & debriefStretch & debriefPrize giving
3:00pmPick upPick upPick upPick upPick up

How to Book

Simply contact the team at Westwoods Health Club, who will be delighted to answer any questions you may have.

Useful Documents to Download

Please see below the information documents for our Fettes Active development camps. These documents can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.