Melton RFC host three-hour Run The Ball challenge

First XV players Chris Rose, Chris Williams, Adam Woolley and Ryan Wakefield get the Run the Ball challenge under way EMN-150109-183149002

First XV players Chris Rose, Chris Williams, Adam Woolley and Ryan Wakefield get the Run the Ball challenge under way EMN-150109-183149002

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Senior player and juniors at Melton RFC got the ball rolling on a new season with a curtain-raising Try Rugby day on Saturday.

The annual event for minis and junior age group players was a success with many newcomers turning up and showing a keen interest in joining the club for next season.

Under 9s coaches Bill Baxter and Paul Moore run through some ball handling skills EMN-150109-183200002

Under 9s coaches Bill Baxter and Paul Moore run through some ball handling skills EMN-150109-183200002

The day also featured a fundraising Rugby World Cup Run The Ball in aid of the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.

Players, coaches, families and friends were all encouraged to join the three-hour ball relay, and the club raised more than their £500 target from the sponsored event.

Coaches were on hand to put potential new recruits through their paces with a series of fun skills activities, while the mini juniors were given the chance to try their hand at tug of war.