RUGBY Lions have the fifth fastest growing minis and juniors section in the country according to figures released by the Rugby Football Union (RFU).
The Webb Ellis Road club have been working hard to encourage children back into playing the sport following the pandemic.
And the club have reduced subs, working alongside local businesses and taking part in Rugby Lotto, to offset costs.
Rugby Lions minis and juniors chairman, Jamie Lambert, said: “Rugby was one of the last sports allowed to return to its full state following lockdown.
“Many children left the game to play other sports which were allowed to return sooner.
“It’s also no secret that our club has struggled financially thanks to previous failed takeovers and the sad and untimely passing of our club owner, David Owen, last year, but our dedicated team of volunteers have really brought our section forward again.
“Our aim is to make our hometown sport accessible for all children, regardless of background or their family’s financial situation.
“I want to get children off their electronic devices and get them back outside, enjoying physical exercise, enhancing their social skills and making new friends again.
“The figures from the RFU show we are achieving this and I’m very much looking forward to seeing our Minis & Juniors section growing again.”
Rugby Lions minis and juniors currently run an indoor parent and child cubs section for two to four-year-old’s.
They also run minis for boys and girls in school years reception to year five and junior girls for ages 11 to 18.