Haywards Heath rugby make speedy return to training

Haywards Heath are among rugby clubs who have been quick to return to action this week.

Rugby is returning to Hawards Heath RFC
Rugby is returning to Hawards Heath RFC

Senior training at Heath returned on Tuesday evening and continues tonight (Thursday).

There will be two sessions a week through to the end of May and new players are welcome, the club said on their Twitter feed.

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The RFU has welcomed the chance for clubs and players to get the sport started again under the government’s easing of lockdown restrictions.

The England Rugby website said: “Community rugby club volunteers are out nationwide checking the posts and ensuring pitches are in good shape, mowing the grass and marking out training areas and safety zones.

“Everyone is being urged to follow the Chief Medical Officer’s advice of aiming for at least an hour’s weekly physical activity for children and two and a half hours for adults.

Youngsters in particular, are excited at the prospect of being back with their team mates and many elite athletes have joined the government in urging the country to get out and get active as outdoor sports restart.”

England’s Kyle Sinckler said: “I can’t wait to see all the kids getting back out there to enjoy themselves. That’s what it’s about at the end of the day, grassroots rugby, everyone enjoying themselves.”

RFU Chief Executive Bill Sweeney added: “I have been truly inspired by the spirit of rugby clubs helping their local communities and those in need, and now I’m delighted that players can return to the pitches and clubs.”