Month: June 2021

Gym Rules Part I

first_img4. Have a plan and keep a written log of each session.  This goes along with Point 1 set yourself short, medium and long term goals that are SMARTER.  Use these to write a plan that progresses towards these goals and keep a log book of your training so that you can plan your session (rather than trying to remember what you did last time) and review what went well and what was not so good.Lift more weight for the same number of sets and reps or same weight for more sets and reps is a very easy way to make sure you are progressing rather than just going through the motions in the gym.  It sounds simplistic and obvious but it is amazing how many people do exactly the same session week to week yet wonder why they are not making progress!  Read the 3 to 5 rule for more on planning sessions.5. 60 minutes or less. If you are training for 2 hours it is a fair assumption you are wasting a great deal of that time.  Your stores of energy and hormones such as testosterone are optimal up to 60 minutes after which they deplete so that your training becomes far less effective. Follow these simple gym rules to be a better player1. Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance – Making sure you are adequately fuelled and hydrated should be started at the very least the day before you train not in the car on the… way to the gym!  See how Danny Care prepares here. Make sure you have eaten and had time to digest at least one meal depending on the time of day you train and you have drunk at least one litre of water.  A good rule of thumb is that every time you pee it should be clear and odourless.  Note though that some vitamins and supplements may change the colour of your urine.  When you have finished training eat a balanced meal and rehydrate – see how Wasps scrum-half Joe Simpson recovers here. Training is 1/24th of your day and recovery is 23/24ths so make sure to do it right!2. Use the right equipment – You wouldn’t play rugby on a muddy pitch in trainers so to make the most of your gym training you need the right footwear and clothing.  The 3 essentials for the gym are shoes, a belt and lifting chalk.a) Weightlifting shoes are an essential if you are going to squat, deadlift or perform Olympic lifts as the wooden heel gives you a solid, stable platform rather than the cushioned and therefore unstable surface most running trainers have.b) A good belt will help you brace your midsection and protect your back when lifting.c) Lifting chalk will keep your hands dry ensuring you are able to properly grip your weights without having to rely on straps which when used excessively prevent grip strength developing.3. Warm up – if you haven’t time to warm up you haven’t time to train.  Get the blood flowing with 5 minutes of skipping, rowing or running, perform some dynamic stretches and start each exercise with a light weight which you gradually increase up to your work sets.  This will allow you to rehearse the movements and work the specific ranges of movement for that exercise. When you go to the gym to train do just that.  Leave your phone in the locker, limit talk to your training partner to give them cues, encouragement or ask what weight they need and focus your energy on the exercises.  Everything else can wait till after.Check out Part II here My Gym, My Rules! Robbo is timing you! 10 minutes to warm up and 50 minutes to train is more than enough time.  3 to 5 exercises for 3 to 5 sets of 3 to 5 reps with a few minutes rest between sets will take at the very longest 10 minutes per exercise so you can see that this is easily achievable. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Our Alternative World Cup XV

first_imgSir Ian Mcgeechan, who is used to bringing players together, would be in charge our alternative XVEveryone will be keen to see how the Richie McCaws, Quade Coopers and Chris Ashtons of the rugby world perform in New Zealand over the coming weeks, but what about those not taking part?The World Cup is rugby’s showpiece event but not everyone has the chance to compete in it, so here at Rugby World we decided to pick a match-day 22 from all those players around the globe not at the tournament.  Some names you’re sure to recognise and others might not be so familiar, but it’s a team that would cause problems for most nations at RWC 2011. It’s a mix of youth and experience, pace and power, flair and doggedness.Below we explain the myriad of reasons why these players weren’t picked – and are unlikely to be called out to New Zealand as injury replacements – but why they deserve a place in our starting XV. As for who should coach this diverse group of players, it has to be Sir Ian McGeechan, so used is he to bringing players from different nations together with the Lions.1. Loosehead Prop – Kevin TkachukAge 34 (11 Sept 1976)Born ManitobaCountry: CanadaClub: UnattachedHeight 6ftWeight 18st 5lbThe shock omission from Canada’s World Cup squad, Tkachuk is a veteran of 53 Tests and seven years at Glasgow Warriors. He left the club at the end of last season to focus on the World Cup, but Canucks coach Kieran Crowley said: “We felt some players have gone past Kevin in performances.” Still, any team would benefit from his experience.2. Hooker – Schalk BritsAge 30 (16 May 1981)Born EmpangeniCountry South AfricaClub SaracensHeight 5ft 11inWeight 15st 6lbA premiership winner and a star in the northern hemisphere, with running and passing skills to make any back jealous – but he gets no love from the South Africa selectors. He won three caps in 2008 but has since been ignored and says: “There’s an illusion that if you weigh less than 100kg, my weight, you can’t scrum.”3. Tighthead Prop – Carl HaymanAge 31 (14 Nov 1979)Born OpunakeCountry New ZealandClub ToulonHeight 6ft 4inWeight 18st 10lbNew Zealand did all they could to tempt Hayman back home, reportedly even offering to help him set up a farm, but instead of another shot at World Cup glory he opted to sign a big-money deal with Toulon. He’s still one of the world’s best tightheads so it was a blow for Graham Henry, who would have liked Hayman in the black No 3 jersey.4 Second-Row – Ian EvansAge 26 (4 Oct 1984)Born JohannesburgCountry WalesClub OspreysHeight 6ft 9inWeight 18st 4lbEvans made his Wales debut on the same 2006 tour to Argentina as Alun Wyn Jones and both were expected to enjoy long Test careers. But while Jones has now amassed 50 caps, Evans is stuck on 16. Warren Gatland is a fan but a horrible run of injuries means he hasn’t played a Test since 2008.5. Second-Row – Erik LundAge 32 (3 July 1979)Born FredrikstadCountry NorwayClub BiarritzHeight 6ft 8inWeight 19st 2lbBorn in Norway, raised in England, Lund made slow but steady progress through rugby’s ranks before excelling for Leeds in 2009-10. He’s proved an equally powerful presence at Biarritz and he wasn’t out of his depth donning Baa-Baas stripes this summer, but he pledged his allegiance to Norway early on.6. Blindside – Anton RudoyAge 28 (21 Feb 1983)Born AlmatyCountry KazakhstanClub Enisey-STMHeight 6ft 2inWeight 14st 6lbRugby is clearly in the Rudoy genes. Mum Olga played in five World Cups, her last aged 47, while Anton has impressed for Kazakhstan’s men, but couldn’t help them qualify for RWC 2011. A destructive ball-carrier with a penchant for scoring tries, he deserves to play on rugby’s biggest stage.7 Openside – Nili LatuAge 29 (19 Feb 1982)Born TongatapuCountry TongaClub Green RocketsHeight 6ftWeight 15st 12lbLatu was one of the stars of the 2007 World Cup. Dynamic with ball in hand and a snaffler at the breakdown, he led Tonga with aplomb as they troubled finalists South Africa and England in the pool stages. But he’s been kicked out of the current squad by coach Isitolo Maka for “disciplinary reasons”.8. Number 8 – Simon TaylorAge 32 (17 Aug 1979)Born StirlingCountry ScotlandClub BathHeight 6ft 4inWeight 17st 12lbLong seen as one of Scotland’s most talented and consistent performers, Taylor made himself unavailable to the national team in August 2009. He wanted to concentrate on club rugby and staying fit having been dogged by injuries ever since the 2001 Lions tour. Two years on and it seems he brought his Test career to a premature end.9. Scrum-Half – Byron KelleherAge 34 (3 Dec 1976)Born DunedinCountry New ZealandClub Stade FrançaisHeight 5ft 9inWeight 15st Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here.For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit He may not be the best scrum-half in the world but Graham Henry would doubtless want him in his All Blacks squad given that the uninspiring pair of Jimmy Cowan and Piri Weepu are currently fighting over the No 9 shirt. Kelleher’s strength suits the Top 14 where he enjoyed great success with Toulouse before joining Stade in June.10 Fly-Half – Danny CiprianiAge 23 (2 Nov 1987)Born RoehamptonCountry EnglandClub RebelsHeight 6ftWeight 14st 13lbOh danny boy, how a nation loved you – and then you threw it all away. Cipriani divides opinion but no one can deny his talent on the pitch, in attack at least (defensively there are big flaws). Since he was a teen he was tipped to be England’s No 10 at RWC 2011, but high-profile misdemeanours and a move Down Under put paid to that.11. Left-Wing – Tim Visser Age 24 (29 May 1987)Born ZeewoldeCountry ScotlandClub EdinburghHeight 6ft 4inWeight 17stHolland may want Visser but the potent finisher is holding out for Test honours with Scotland. The ‘Flying Dutchman’ has topped the Magners League try chart for the past two years and crossed twice for the Barbarians against England in May. He qualifies for the Scots next summer and could be a familiar face in the team by 2015.12. Inside-Centre – Lote TuqiriAge 31 (23 Sept 1979)Born NamatakulaCountry AustraliaClub Wests Tigers RLHeight 6ft 3inWeight 16st 5lbThe Wallabies could have called on an older head this year had that head been more wise. Tuqiri was contracted to the ARU until 2012 so would have challenged for a World Cup spot, but in July 2009 was sacked after bringing a woman back to his hotel room in a Test week. He’s since returned to league, but would make a hard-running centre.13. Outside-Centre – Mathew TaitAge 25 (6 Feb 1986)Born Shotley BridgeCountry EnglandClub LeicesterHeight 6ftWeight 14st 2lbTait played in every match of England’s 2007 World Cup campaign, starting five. The future seemed bright but injury problems, coupled with England’s desire to opt for power instead of finesse, have seen his career stutter. He’ll get a fresh start at Leicester, but will he be back in contention in 2015?14. Right Wing – Rupeni CaucauAge 31 (5 June 1980)Born NabouwaluCountry FijiClub ToulouseHeight 5ft 11inWeight 17st 4lbSpeed, footwork and a talent for the spectacular; Caucau is a joy to watch, one of rugby’s greatest attacking geniuses. However, he’s not so good at timekeeping, weight watching or staying out of trouble. Anyone would love him in their team, but his unreliable nature means they don’t know if he’d turn up.15. Full-back – Isa NacewaAge 29 (22 July 1982)Born AucklandCountry FijiClub LeinsterHeight 5ft 11inWeight 13st 12lbTwo minutes – that’s how much Test rugby Nacewa has played. He didn’t realise that by playing for Fiji v Scotland in 2003 he was ineligible for the All Blacks and unsuccessfully tried to have the cap annulled. Fiji asked the Irish Players’ Player of the Year to play for them this year but he declined, to focus on his pregnant wife and twins.Bench16. Takeshi Kizu Japan17. Ceri Jones Wales18. Jone Qovu Fiji19. Sione Lauaki New Zealand20. Ricky Januarie South Africa21. Nick Evans New Zealand22. Regan King New ZealandThis article appeared in the October 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. You may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Gloucester prop Harden replaces Matt Stevens in England squad

first_imgGLOUCESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Rupert Harden of Gloucester in action during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester and London Wasps at Kingsholm Stadium on December 26, 2011 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images) GLOUCESTER PROP Rupert Harden has been called into the England squad for the tour to South Africa.Harden replaces Saracens’ Matt Stevens, who suffered a shoulder rotator cuff injury during Sunday’s Killik Cup victory against the Barbarians.With EPS members Henry Thomas and David Wilson injured, 26-year-old Harden will join England training this afternoon ahead of flying tomorrow.England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: “Firstly, it’s really tough on Matt but he has been assessed by the medics and he wouldn’t be able to train or play for some time. We wish him all the best but it’s a great opportunity for Rupert, who has been the first choice tight head for Gloucester this season and also involved in the Saxons during the Six Nations.” He signed for Gloucester – making his debut in the Kingsholm friendly against Australia in November 2009 – and went out on loan initially to Moseley before working his way into the first team over the following two seasons and nailing down his first team place this term.Rupert HardenClub: Gloucester RugbyPosition: PropBorn: 09.05.1986 [26]Height: 1.91m (6ft 3in) Weight: 118kg (18st 8lb) Uncapped TAGS: GloucesterSaracens center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rupert Harden has established himself as Gloucester’s No.1  tight head this season, making 29 first team appearances and signing a new two-year Kingsholm contract in February.He forced his way into the England reckoning for the first time in January, joining the England Saxons EPS as an replacement for Sale Sharks’ Henry Thomas, and was included in the matchday 22 for games against O2 Ireland Wolfhounds and Scotland A.Born in Melbourne to an Australian father and English mother, he was raised on the family farm in Penrith, Cumbria, and educated in London before sixth form studies at Rugby School were followed by a History degree at Newcastle University.last_img read more

Fickou one of eight uncapped players named in France squad

first_img Young talent: Gaël Fickou impressed on his Heineken Cup debut for Toulouse against Leicesterby Ben ColesYOUNG TOULOUSE star Gaël Fickou has been named in France’s squad for the upcoming November Internationals against Australia, Argentina and Samoa.The 18-year old centre impressed on his Heineken Cup debut against Leicester Tigers last Sunday, continuing his good form after an excellent showing at the IRB Junior World Championships in South Africa last summer.Fickou is one of eight uncapped players selected by Phillippe Saint-André, with Racing Métro prop Ben Arous, Castres prop Yannick Forestier, Toulon lock Jocelino Suta, Perpignan lock Sebastien Vahaamahina, Toulon flanker Pierrick Gunther, Stade Francais fly-half Jules Plisson and Toulon winger Vincent Martin all called up.The squad will be captained once more by Thierry Dusautoir, who was rested for the summer tour to Argentina along with Vincent Clerc and Nicolas Mas, with Pascal Pape named as vice-captain.Frédéric Michalak is also named in the squad for the first time since his return to France from the Sharks, having played regularly at scrum-half for new club Toulon alongside Jonny Wilkinson. Toulon’s impressive start to the season sees four of their players picked alongside Michalak, including rising stars Gunther and Suta and former Perpignan centre Maxime Mermoz. There are no places in the squad for veteran backs Aurélien Rougerie and Clement Poitrenaud, whilst Imanol Harinordoquy and Dimitri Yachvili both miss out through injury. Former Leicester Tigers player Benjamin Kayser is one of three hookers in the squad.Les Bleus drew their two-match series with Argentina in June, winning comfortably in their last match in Tucuman by a score of 49-10. That victory concluded a three-game losing streak, dating back to their fourth placed finish in last season’s Six Nations Championship, their worst result in the tournament since 2001.France:Forwards: Nicolas Mas, David Attoub, Eddy Ben Arous, Vincent Debaty, Thomas Domingo, Yannick Forestier, Dimitri Szarzewski, Christopher Tolofua, Benjamin Kayser, Pascal Papé, Yoann Maestri, Sébastien Vahaamahina, Jocelino Suta, Thierry Dusautoir, Wenceslas Lauret, Fulgence Ouedraogo, Damien Chouly, Louis Picamoles, Pierrick Gunther. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – JUNE 22: Gael Fickou from France during the IRB Junior World Championships 5th place play-off match between Ireland and France at DHL Newlands on June 22, 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Luke Walker/Gallo Images/Getty Images) Backs: Morgan Parra, Maxime Machenaud, Frédéric Michalak, François Trinh-Duc, Jules Plisson, Maxime Mermoz, Wesley Fofana, Florian Fritz, Gaël Fickou, Vincent Clerc, Yoann Huget, Benjamin Fall, Brice Dulin, Vincent Martin.Follow Ben Coles on Twitter @bencoles_last_img read more

Five things: The Heineken Cup quarters

first_imgSchalk Brits and Steffon Armitage were the stand-out figures of the entire weekend. While they carried out bread-and-butter roles at set-piece and breakdown accurately, their pace and penetration with ball in hand was nothing short of freakish. Neither Ulster nor Leinster could live with them. It seems absurd that such a gifted pair of players possess a combined total of ten Test appearances. But there are logical reasons.Standing alone: Schalk BritsBrits’ competition for a Sprinbok berth at hooker over his career has comprised of John Smit, Bismarck du Plessis and Adriaan Strauss – a special trio. At 28, Armitage junior has time on his side. However, Stuart Lancaster has an understandable policy of selecting from the Aviva Premiership. Would Toulon’s pocket rocket give up the considerable financial and lifestyle benefits of the Top 14? Who knows?Their respective performances – not to mention that of Leicester’s precocious uncapped Welsh fly-half Owen Williams – demonstrated the autonomy of the Heineken Cup. For 80 minutes, international reputations are cast aside. The playing field is always level. It’s fascinating.Decisions, decisions                                                                  Show me a spectator who says they have never questioned a referee’s call. Then I’ll show you a liar. Passions run high in the Heineken Cup, and tempers often fray. As such, officials are subjected to heightened scrutiny and – inevitably – a bit more vitriol.Alain Rolland and Jerome Garces regularly divide opinion. This weekend was no different. Rolland ended Leicester’s challenge by awarding Clermont a dubious ruck penalty, while Garces boldly dismissed Payne to render Ulster’s task excruciatingly tough. By contrast, Wayne Barnes (Toulon v Leinster) and Nigel Owens (Munster v Toulouse) had relatively quiet outings. Not everybody was happy though. They never are.Rugby’s law book is a complex, ever-evolving organism that is eternally open to interpretation. That can be infuriating. But it’s never boring. When the stakes are high, it’s crucial to remember that referees are both human and trying their damndest to do a good job. It can be difficult, but respect for them is one of rugby’s cornerstones that should never be endangered. Besides, what would we all talk about if they always got things right?A short hop: Munster will be heading for MarseilleA familiar four TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Four enthralling matches over two days reinforced one thing robustly – the Heineken Cup (in its current form) is going out with a big old bang. Here’s a run-down of five lessons we learned from an absorbing set of quarter-finals.Home comfortsThe statistic doing the rounds last week was that exactly one in four quarter-finals in the Heineken Cup’s 19-season history had resulted in victory for the away side. That ratio remains intact, and the influence of the respective venues was a significant facet during each of these quarters.Munster rode a tsunamni of Thomond emotion to dispatch Toulouse. Clermont extended their amazing record at stronghold Stade Marcel Michelin. Toulon’s fanatic supporters were rewarded with a convincing triumph over Leinster. In each contest, ardent support and cacophonous noise made life tough for the visiting opponents.Though Ulster ended up on the wrong side of an extremely tight result against Saracens, Ravenhill was the most raucous of all. Jared Payne’s early red card gave home fans a cause to rally behind and their heroes responded, defying a numerical disadvantage to secure 57 per cent possession and 55 per cent territory over the Aviva Premiership leaders. It was a brave attempt, made possible by the tribal atmosphere.Two ways to bow outCan’t keep up: Toulon burst past LeinsterUlster’s overall display was no less courageous for the final result. In fact, Mark Anscombe should be unflinchingly proud of his charges and their collective commitment. They took Saracens to a dark place on Saturday night. Likewise, driven by Tom Youngs’ rallying cry at the break, Leicester scrapped for their lives. They made 95 tackles to Clermont’s 51 – and still ended up with a better success rate.The same cannot be said of the other two quarter-final losers. At times Toulouse looked as if they would rather be at the bar, while Leinster’s challenge subsided in a flurry of errors – 26 missed tackles and 13 turnovers all told. Frankly, there was a worrying dearth of ambition in attack too.After suffering an excruciating loss to his former employers, Tigers boss Richard Cockerill explained that he had asked his players to give everything. That way, they would regret nothing. Sadly, Toulouse and Leinster might look back on their exits in anger.Who needs caps?center_img Protecting their home: Clermont Auvergne won at home for the 75th game in a row And then there was a quartet. The same four that fought it out at the semi-final stage last season, albeit in a different combination. Once more Munster jump over The Channel, this time to face Toulon. Saracens defend Twickenham again too, dragging Clermont away from the Marcel Michelin, where they look invincible.The Top 14 heavyweights are favourites to reach another final, and possess unparalleled power up front. Nothing is guaranteed in this glorious competition, though. April 26 cannot come soon enough.last_img read more

Rugby Statistics: The role of Ireland’s kicking in the Six Nations

first_imgBeing turned over: France concede a penalty against ScotlandIreland’s tactics play to the strength of their available players, the conditions and crucially the way the game is officiated. It is a style that has looked to negate potential issues in the scrum, speed of ball returned from the breakdown and how the offside line is patrolled. If tries are the worry, then Ireland average 2.8 a game over the previous 10 Tests – compared to 2.3 from Wales, 2.2 England, 2.1 Scotland, 1.5 France and 1.3 Italy. That doesn’t account for factors such as strength of opposition or venue, but then again there has been little in the way of that mitigation, when Ireland’s play has been criticised.There can be a tendency to assess teams and players by results instead of performances. Along similar lines, the decision to kick for a lineout or posts is often judged by the outcome, with the quality of the thought process for the call and subsequent execution, ignored. If there is now a requirement that a win must also be achieved in an attractive manner, will allowances be made for a losing team that has played the ‘right’ way? That is unlikely and indeed the opinion would probably be that the beaten squad were lacking smarts. The debate should perhaps centre on why territory is now more valuable than possession and what can be done to alter that (if desired) rather than complaints about how Ireland have made the best of the situation. After Ireland’s 19-9 win over England, Stuart Lancaster made reference to the amount of Irish kicking in the match saying: “I think 44 kicks in open play tells a story. But it’s effective.” When Ireland beat Wales 26-3 in 2014, Warren Gatland remarked that he couldn’t remember any occasions when the victors moved the ball through the backline and that they “kicked the leather off it”.It isn’t uncommon for a losing coach to highlight a perceived lack of adventure in a winning team’s tactics, with kicking the regular complaint. The inference perhaps being that the opponent has won ‘ugly’ and forsaken a desire to entertain. But those are specific rugby statistics. What story does the number of kicks in isolation really tell?Against England, Ireland kicked the ball 38 times with that original figure of 44 recalculated by Opta. Going back to the 2009 season of the Six Nations – a sample of 99 matches, it can be seen below that a total of 38 kicks is the 21st highest in that period and the same number that England recorded against Wales last year.Ireland have kicked more than their opponent in 19 consecutive matches in all competitions, with an average of 14 more in their previous three games. However, they also tend to pass and run more than their opposition too, an element of the story that has received less attention.Taking that recent third round win over England as an example, Joe Schmidt’s team made 135 carries to England’s 124 and 156 passes to 120. If use of the ball is split into those three actions, then Ireland kicked 11.6%, ran 41% and passed 47.4% in contrast to 8.6%, 46.4% and 44.9% respectively by England.Below is a look at the average number of runs, kicks and passes made by each team per match in the current Six Nations tournament, as recorded by Opta and then the average split of how the ball has been used.Criticism of Ireland’s tactics has usually revolved around a view that they place too much emphasis on the kicking game. Allowing for the small sample of just three matches in 2015, it can be seen that they really aren’t that different to Wales or England though when it comes to how often they opt to run, kick and pass. Here is a view on how an average Ireland performance in this year’s Six Nations compares with the competition average for all teams, over the previous seven years.In 2009 and 2010, teams gained an average of 4.2 metres per carry and kicked the ball around 33 times a match. Both of those figures have declined in the five subsequent seasons with an average of 3.3m a run and 24.5 kicks a game from 2010.It can be seen that Ireland are only making 2.3m per run this year, which is on course for the lowest average gain of all teams since 2009. It is worth noting that Ireland have traditionally been below this average every year in this period (except 2012) and that the average itself has dropped in 2015, to 3.04m.Only Italy in 2013 (122.2 carries a game) and England last year (129.8) have averaged more than 120 runs per match in this sample of matches. In that context, Ireland’s figure of 128.6 runs per game doesn’t really reflect a side that has ‘no running rugby’ – an accusation levelled at them recently. It is more the case that their kicking has proved more effective than their attacks with ball in hand.In five of the previous six seasons, the winner of the Six Nations also had the lowest penalty count. Last year that was Ireland with 7.2 and again in this campaign they are the best disciplined side with 8.6 conceded a match – with the next sides, England and France having 9.6.A desire to keep errors, be they penalties or turnovers, to a minimum would also be a factor for the low rate of Irish offloads. France are averaging 16 offloads a match this year but also 16 turnovers conceded. For Ireland it is 4 offloads a game and just 8.6 turnovers. Kicking the habit: Jonathan Sexton kicks against England LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

30 Minutes with… Wasps and Australia back Kurtley Beale

first_imgWasps’ Kurtley Beale talks Beyonce, bugbears and bum cheeks! So Kurtley, who are the jokers at Wasps?There are a few. Christian Wade – he’s always playing practical jokes. And James Haskell. Those two guys play jokes on me. There’s always good energy around the group; we’re always having a laugh and a giggle with the whole squad.How have you settled in?I’m trying to embrace English culture. I like a nice Sunday roast and we’re trying to make it a ritual. I’m trying to embrace the weather as well, but that’s a hard one to crack!I’m really enjoying tea and scones at the moment too. I might treat myself once a week, otherwise I’ll find myself in the front row!You’re going back to Australia at the end of the season but what are you missing most?My family. I’ve got my partner, Maddi, over here with me now so that’s great. And with social media, FaceTime and Skype, they’re not too far away.Cheeky shot: Drew Mitchell reveals his tattoo against Italy. Photo: Getty ImagesWhat’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch?The Wallabies were playing Italy in Florence and Drew Mitchell was running the ball back. I was next to him in case he made a half-break. He was tackled and the Italy player pulled his pants down. Drew was still running and little did I know he had a tattoo on one of his cheeks of paper, scissors, rock! In the end his pants were almost down to his knees so he had to cover himself.I didn’t know he had that tattoo but a lot of us knew about it after the game! Apparently he lost a bet with mates on a trip away.Do you have a nickname?Just my initials – KB.Good buzz: Wasps’ Willie le Roux, James Haskell, Kurtley Beale and Christian Wade. Photo: Getty ImagesIf you could be any of your team-mates, who would you be?I’d say Christian Wade. He’s cool and has such a great attitude to life. He’s got a great energy and it’s lovely that he’s always positive. That’s the off-field stuff. He’s also an amazing athlete with amazing feet.Do you have any phobias? TAGS: Wasps I don’t like lizards or any reptiles at all. I’ve got a massive fear of snakes. And scary movies. I can’t deal with horror movies. I’m a jumpy person – if someone’s around the corner and jumps out at me, I’ll yell and scream! Adam Ashley-Cooper has always done it to me. Nathan Hughes is that person here – he’s got me a few times.And what about bugbears?I like to be positive in all things – but I hate losing. It annoys me. If I’ve had a poor game it could take me three or four days to get over it. If it was a tough game but I know we played alright and the opposition were too good, it would probably take a day to get over it.Is this just in rugby?Golf, table tennis, shooting hoops – everything I compete for I want to win. I back myself to win, even if it’s cards on the bus. I compete for everything.Right notes: Beyonce with two of her many Grammy awards. Photo: Getty ImagesWho would be your three dream dinner party guests?I have to say Maddi. I’d love a pop star, someone like Beyoncé – she can sing. And a comedian – Will Ferrell.Any superstitions?I must have my mouthguard. It has the Australian indigenous flag printed on it and if I don’t have it I don’t feel quite right.If you could have one superpower, what would it be?I’d love to fly. I could see the world and it would be easy to get back to Australia. I think that would be awesome.What would you like to achieve outside of rugby? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS I grew up in West Sydney, an area where there are a lot of underprivileged kids. They’re not in the best position to achieve their dreams, so I’d like to open an academy to allow kids to do that. The Kurtley Beale Sports Academy – I’d love to do that.This article originally appeared in the May 2017 issue of Rugby World. For the latest subscription offers, click here. Snap happy: Wasps’ Kurtley Beale takes in the views at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Getty Images last_img read more

Hotshot: Exeter Chiefs prop Marcus Street

first_imgThis front-rower stood out in his teens and is on track for the top LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Chiefs focus: Marcus Street gets ready for action with Exeter (Getty Images) Exeter Chiefs prop Marcus StreetDate of birth 6 February 1999 Born Exeter Position Prop Club Exeter Chiefs Country EnglandWhen did you first start playing? Around U12s at Cullompton. I mainly did it to lose weight. I wasn’t the biggest fan for the first year, but I really enjoyed the last game of the season and carried on with it after that. I also started playing for my school, Queen Elizabeth’s in Crediton.Have you always been a front-row? I’ve played a bit at No 8 and sometimes the school threw me into the centres – but I’ve generally always been a front-row. I love it there – scrums are the best thing.What are your strengths? I enjoy all the contact parts – scrummaging, set-piece, breakdowns. Tackling didn’t used to be my strongest point but I’ve done a lot of work on that, got better and think I’ve turned it into a strength of mine.You’ve progressed quickly – are you a fast learner? I think so. I ask a lot of questions! When I fully understand something, I’m then able to do it the best I can – that’s probably why I ask a lot of questions.I’ve got a good amount of experience but there’s always more to learn. Scrummaging is the hardest thing to get right and it’s hard to practise. You can do passing on your own but scrummaging you need eight versus eight.What age-grade honours do you have? center_img I played for England U18 and U20. I was the right age for the U18s but played U20s a year or two early, which helped me at U18s because it gave me confidence. The experience just helps.It’s the same at Chiefs and learning from mentors at the club like Greg Holmes, Alec Hepburn and Ben Moon.The best advice you’ve received? At Exeter College we spoke about the ‘no talent’ battle, how you might not be the most skilled player but if you work harder than other people it’s going to show.What are your goals? This season has been good and the Chiefs have given me opportunities. I’ve ruptured ligaments in my toe, so I don’t know how much more I’ll play this season. My biggest goal is to push for a Premiership or European start.How do you switch off from rugby? I enjoy coaching, although that’s still rugby! I’ve started working with Exeter Uni and have been doing bits with Crediton U14-15. I’d love to go into coaching.RW VERDICT: Street’s talent was obvious from an early age, making Exeter’s set-up in his early teens and playing for England U20 at 18. He’s already amassed over 30 appearances for the Chiefs and – post-injury – his rise is set to continue. This article originally appeared in the April 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Leicester v Bath live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_imgBoth teams have struggled to rediscover former glories of late – who will come out on top at Welford Road?  LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Leicester v Bath live stream: How to watch the Premiership match online from anywhereThe final match of round 15 in the Gallagher Premiership sees two famous clubs go head-to-head, although both Leicester and Bath have struggled to replicate former glories in more recent years.Bath secured a narrow 13-10 win at the Rec when these two sides met in January, Tom Homer’s second try 11 minutes from time decisive, and they have won on their last two trips to Welford Road. Will they be able to make it a three wins in a row at the ground for the first-ever time?Head coach Steve Borthwick is putting his faith in a new-look Tigers side for his first game at Welford Road. He’s made 13 changes to his starting line-up to face Bath, only Tomas Lavanini and George Worth remaining from the side that lost to Exeter in their first game back.Scrum-half Ben White will captain the Tigers while Blake Enever, Guy Porter and Harry Potter all make their Leicester debuts.In contrast, Bath have made only two changes to the team that secured a bonus-point victory over London Irish last weekend. Cameron Redpath will make his Bath debut at inside-centre, replacing Josh Matavesi in midfield, while Tom Ellis comes in for Zach Mercer in the back row.Leicester: Zack Henry; Harry Potter, George Worth, Guy Porter, Harry Simmons; Johnny McPhillips, Ben White (captain); Nephi Leatigaga, Jake Kerr, Joe Heyes, Tomas Lavanini, Blake Enever, George Martin, Luke Wallace, Thom Smith.Replacements: Charlie Clare, Ryan Bower, Dan Cole, Cameron Henderson, Jordan Coghlan, Jack Van Poortvliet, Tom Hardwick, Freddie Steward.Bath: Anthony Watson; Semesa Rokoduguni, Jonathan Joseph, Cameron Redpath, Ruaridh McConnochie; Rhys Priestland, Ben Spencer; Lewis Boyce, Tom Dunn, Will Stuart, Josh McNally, Charlie Ewels (captain), Tom Ellis, Sam Underhill, Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: Jack Walker, Beno Obano, Christian Judge, Elliott Stooke, Josh Bayliss, Will Chudley, Josh Matavesi, Tom de Glanville.Here’s how to find a reliable live stream for Leicester v Sale wherever you are.How to watch Leicester v Bath from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Premiership coverage, like Leicester v Bath, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Premiership live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free. Tight tussle: Leicester’s Dan Cole carries into contact against Bath (Getty Images) Leicester v Bath live stream: How to watch from the UKLeicester v Bath, which kicks off at 4.30pm on Saturday afternoon, will be shown live on BT Sport 3/Ultimate in the UK. If you don’t have a BT contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online.That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25.That’s great value given they are showing every Premiership match played behind closed doors live and will also be covering the European Champions and Challenge Cup knockout stages in September and October. Plus, you can cancel at any time because there’s no contract.Get a BT Sport Monthly PassIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when Leicester v Bath takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Leicester v Bath live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Premiership matches is NBC, with matches streamed on NBC Sports Gold so you can watch them anytime and anywhere.Leicester v Bath will kick off at 11.30am EST and 9.30am on the West Coast.The NBC Sports Gold Pass for rugby is $79.99 and includes coverage of the Gallagher Premiership, European Champions and Challenge Cups, and Guinness Six Nations.Leicester v Bath live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to keep track of the many South Africans plying their trade in the Premiership, SuperSport shows matches in South Africa.South Africa is one hour ahead of the UK, so Leicester v Bath kicks off at 5.30pm on SuperSport 8.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from EasyView, with access to Blitz, to Premium, with all ten sports channels.We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  Check out ExpressVPN Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Programas que ofrecen diversión y apoyo a niños necesitados en…

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Programas que ofrecen diversión y apoyo a niños necesitados en el verano Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priscilla Alcántara, de diecisiete años, al centro, disfruta nadar con algunos de los estudiantes que ella supervisa en el programa B-SAFE de la Diócesis de Massachusetts.[Episcopal News Service] Era el primer día de verano del programa B-SAFE de la Diócesis Episcopal de Massachusetts, y una de la niñas en el grupo de Priscila Alcántara se mantenía desorientada, incapaz de comunicarse con los otros niños de sexto grado, porque sus amigos se encontraban en un grupo diferente. Alcántara, una adolescente miembro del personal, le preguntó a la niña si prefería hablar con ella.Alcántara, de 17 años, se quedó junto a la niña y la ayudó a conocer a otros compañeritos. “Sentí que, si no le hablaba, ella nunca iba a conocer a otras personas… Pero terminó por darse cuenta de que eran tan agradables como sus amigos, de manera que se hizo de nuevos amigos”.Niños tímidos han estado haciendo amigos durante 13 veranos en el Programa de Verano del Obispo para Enriquecimiento Académico y Diversión (B-SAFE, por su sigla en inglés), que atiende a 625 niños de enseñanza primaria e intermedia y que cuenta con un equipo de 125 consejeros en capacitación y miembros del personal en ocho sitios del área de Boston. Durante cuatro días a la semana, los niños asisten a programas académicos seguidos por almuerzo, tiempo de lectura y paseos por las tardes a parques o instituciones culturales. Los viernes, se toman todo el día para hacer excursiones fuera de la ciudad, usualmente a una granja, a un parque, un lago o una playa.Encabezados por la iglesia de la misión episcopal de San Esteban [St. Stephen’s], en Boston, B-SAFE está asociada con 52 iglesias episcopales y cuenta con unos 1.000 voluntarios para brindar almuerzos, excursiones y otras ayudas. El programa de verano complementa una año entero de enriquecimiento extraescolar para estudiantes, el cual incluye capacitación del liderazgo y asesoría universitaria y vocacional para adolescentes. La financiación proviene de la diócesis, de donantes y de subvenciones institucionales. Un programa municipal de empleos refiere a la mayoría de los adolescentes que forman el personal de verano; de los cuales muchos atienden los programas de enriquecimiento académico.Los niños y adolescentes provienen de los barrios cercanos a los sitios donde funcionan los programas -principalmente iglesias episcopales- y reflejan la vida de esos vecindarios: con frecuencia residen en viviendas públicas y en familias que reciben servicios públicos, asisten a escuelas públicas de bajo rendimiento, y a veces provienen de casas de acogida o se han visto implicados con el sistema judicial, dijo la Rda. Liz Steinhauser, sacerdote asociada de San Esteban y directora de programas de jóvenes. Ellos representan toda una variedad de antecedentes culturales y religiosos. “La mayoría de los chicos y chicas con que trabajamos no tendrían ningún programa de verano al que asistir”, sin B-SAFE, dijo Steinhauser.El programa de Boston se encuentra entre las iniciativas episcopales, muchas de ellas en campamentos diocesanos, que extienden el territorio que ofrece diversiones y educación de verano a los chicos que no podrían costearlos de otro modo. Algunos ofrecen ayudas de becas en general; y otros se concentran en poblaciones específicas, como son los hijos de padres encarcelados.El programa B-SAFE y el de Boston de todo el año ayudan a hacer relevantes las iglesias episcopales de la ciudad y a crear conexiones dentro de los barrios y entre las poblaciones urbanas y suburbanas, explicó Steinhauser. “Al resolver una manera de reunir a voluntarios suburbanos con jóvenes de la ciudad, estamos sirviendo al cuerpo de Cristo. Estamos haciendo las conexiones entre iglesias que de otro modo no tendrían oportunidades de relacionarse”.Los programas ayudan a salvar la brecha entre escuelas urbanas pobres y escuelas suburbanas ricas. La investigación revela que la distancia se agranda debido a las mayores ofertas educativas que reciben los niños de los distritos más ricos fuera de la escuela durante el verano, añadió Steinhauser.Los adolescentes que participan se benefician de empleos valiosos, de la preparación en torno a temas tales como las relaciones saludables y el acoso escolar, y la oportunidad de visitar colegios universitarios y recibir asesoría.Michael Cordero, de 16 años, entró el programa de San Esteban cuando cursaba el tercer grado y ahora es miembro del personal que trabaja con estudiantes de tercero y cuarto grados durante el verano.“San Esteban es simplemente una especie de apertura… todo un mundo nuevo”, agregó. “El barrio en que yo estoy, no es malo. Sólo que no tiene tantas oportunidades como debiera”.San Esteban le proporcionó un empleo, la oportunidad de ver y de aprender cosas nuevas y de ser él mismo. “Cuando yo era pequeño, siempre me preguntaba: ¿Por qué son tan amables? Ellos no estaban siendo amables. Era sencillamente su manera de ser… Puesto que he estado aquí tanto tiempo, no me resulta difícil ser amable. Simplemente me resulta fácil devolver [lo que he recibido]”.Alcántara dijo que [el programa] también le había abierto las puertas, incluida su participación en la organización y servicio comunitario durante el curso escolar. El año pasado eso incluyó la reapertura de un invernadero en una escuela local. El programa es “parte de la comunidad, de manera que lo mejora todo a mi alrededor”, afirmó.Un niño intenta escalar la torre de Camp Bob en el Campamento y Centro de Conferencias de [la Iglesia] Episcopal en Kanuga, cerca de Hendersonville, Carolina del Norte.Programas residencialesMientras el programa de Massachusetts es una empresa extraescolar de un día, excepto por un campamento de cuatro días para 120 de los participantes de mayor edad, algunos programas ofrecen a niños necesitados una semana en un campamento episcopal.El Campamento y Centro de Conferencia de Kanuga, en las cercanías de Hendersonville, Carolina del Norte, comenzó a ofrecer campamentos residenciales para niños necesitados en 1988 cuando acogió a niños sin hogar procedentes de Atlanta. La iniciativa dio lugar a Camp Bob, que se inauguró en 1998 y que servirá a 800 campistas este año, la mayoría de los cuales asistirán gracias a fondos de subvenciones, parroquias, programas extraescolares y el fondo de becas de Kanuga, dijo Gary Woodhurst, director del programa Camp Bob. Una semana se concentra específicamente en niños con uno de sus padres en un proceso de despliegue militar; otra -llamada Campo Esperanza [Camp Hope]- en niños con uno de sus padres, o ambos, en prisión. Camp Bob funciona al mismo tiempo que las sesiones de verano regulares de Kanuga.“Tenemos algún adiestramiento específico [de consejeros] para nuestra población de campistas, pero en verdad gran parte del material que usamos es intercambiable con la preparación de cualquier campamento”, dijo Woodhurst. En efecto, un consejero que pasó dos semanas en Camp Kanuga dijo que había esperado que esos campistas se comportarían mejor, pero que descubrió lo contrario.Durante Camp Hope, agregó, “trabajamos categóricamente en lograr que los campistas sintieran que esto es un lugar seguro para compartir lo que van a experimentar. Gran parte de esta semana… consiste en hablar al respecto y ayudar a que los niños entiendan su situación, en que ellos siguen siendo amados tal como son -que sus padres los siguen queriendo. Tratar de ayudar cualquiera que sea la relación de ruptura que puedan tener con el padre que está encarcelado es definitivamente parte de esta semana”.El 1 de agosto, visitó el campamento Laura Kaeppeler, Miss América [2012], cuyo padre cumplió 18 meses en una prisión federal por fraude postal y quien ha centrado su campaña en orientar a niños con padres encarcelados.Camp Bob les brinda a los niños nuevas experiencias y responsabilidades. “Les ofrece más oportunidades de probar cosas nuevas en una semana de lo que jamás han logrado en el curso de un año en sus casas”, dijo Woodhurst. “Muchísimos de los campistas que vienen aquí es la primera vez que toman una [carretera] interestatal.El campamento es también un receso de todas las circunstancias que enfrentan en sus casas. “Sí, vemos a montones de campistas que se sorprenden de tener garantizadas tres comidas al día”, añadió Woodhurst.Los campistas asisten diariamente a un oficio en la capilla, que se centran en temas tales como confianza, esperanza y amor. Durante Camp Hope, también asisten a una Eucaristía el viernes. “Hacen devociones por la noche en las cabañas. Ese es el momento en que los consejeros se reúnen con sus campistas y los animan a orar y a compartir con sus compañeros de cabaña”.Joe Seddon, jefe de los consejeros para varones, dijo que él cree que el tiempo de las devociones era el más importante, cuando “podemos comenzar a desempacar las mochilas invisibles con que carga el campista”.“Creo que basta con poder ventilar [algo]… y darse cuenta de que hay alguien allí que escucha es una cosa maravillosa. Estoy seguro de que muchos de estos niños viven en situaciones en que no pueden realmente expresar sus sentimientos, y si lo hacen les van a decir que es algo malo. En Camp Bob, percibimos que una expresión de sentimientos es algo bueno. Es maravilloso cuando vemos que un niño se da cuenta de esto”.Seddon se graduó en la Universidad de York, San Juan, [St. John], en Inglaterra, dos días antes de llegar de consejero a Camp Bob. “No quería dormirme en los laureles”, afirmó. “Siento como que le podría dar muchísimo a los niños, y los niños también podrían enseñarme muchísimo acerca de la vida. He aprendido mucho más de lo que jamás imaginara”.“La manera en que lo miro es así: cada niño tiene el derecho a estar en un campamento y tiene el derecho a ser niño. Yo simplemente intento ofrecer mis servicios para garantizar que ellos la pasen lo mejor que puedan”.Los campamentos también aportan beneficios más allá de sus lindes.“El número de niños con padres en prisión que también terminan en prisión es bastante alto”, dijo Stuart Campbell, director ejecutivo del Campamento y Centro de Conferencias [de la Iglesia] Episcopal Galilea [Galilee Episcopal Camp] en Lake Tahoe, Nevada, y su Camp Spirit para niños de padres encarcelados. “Intentar, pues, romper algo de eso y romper ese ciclo de personas que van a prisión, de generación a generación, es para lo que Camp Spirit existe”.Según la página web de Kaeppeler, los niños con padres en prisión tienen casi seis veces más probabilidades de ser encarcelados que los demás niños.“Veo a niños que se han convertido en consejeros”, después de ser campistas, dijo Campbell. “Creo que ellos han empezado a hacer esa ruptura, a darse cuenta de que existe otro camino… una manera deferente de comportarse que la de ser un delincuente”.Camp Spirit atiende de 20 a 35 niños con edades de 7 a 10 años. En la medida en que estos campistas crecen, pueden incorporarse a las sesiones regulares de Camp Galilee y en ocasiones hasta convertirse luego en consejeros.Durante las sesiones del otro campamento, muchos niños vienen de ambientes desfavorecidos, explicaba Campbell. “Nevada ha sido severamente afectada por la situación económica del país en los últimos dos años”. Él calcula que más del 40 por ciento de los campistas de Camp Galilee recibieron al menos algún apoyo económico. Aproximadamente unos 40 campistas hispanos vinieron con becas completas de dos parroquias de Las Vegas.El campamento puede constituir una gran diferencia para los niños necesitados, afirmó Campbell. “Algunos de estos niños provienen de ambientes tan problemáticos que sólo el estar cerca de personas que los cuiden durante una semana y los traten de una manera compasiva puede significar el mundo para ellos”.Estar en un campamento bonito comiendo tres comidas sanas al día también puede significar una gran cambio para niños que viven en desiertos de alimentos en barrios urbanos marginales, añadió.Niños en Grace Camp, un campamento de la Diócesis [episcopal] de Montana para menores con padres encarcelados, cada uno de los cuales recibe al llegar una manta de retazos hecha a mano que ellos mismos eligen.Sentir el amor de Dios“Mi esperanza es que ellos vuelvan a sus casas sintiendo que fueron parte de una especie de comunidad positiva y compasiva en la cual aprendieron más sobre lo que significa tratarse mutuamente de una manera amorosa”, siguió diciendo Campbell. “También queremos que los niños aprendan más acerca de ellos mismos, tal vez a descubrir o aprender una destreza nueva en el tiempo en que están aquí, un talento nuevo: darse cuenta de que son personas creativas e intuitivas y que hacen ciertas cosas bien”.En Camp Grace — campamento de una semana en Montana, de beca completa para niños de padres encarcelados — los campistas vuelven a sus casas con una señal tangible de ese cuidado y compasión: una manta de retazos creada por mujeres de la diócesis. Ellos reciben también una mochila llena de cachivaches que necesitan para el campamento, tales como protectores solares, champú y agua embotellada. Y el personal les proporciona suministros adicionales según los necesiten, por ejemplo, si llegan sin pasta dental o ropa interior, dijo Julie Sisler, administradora de Camp Marshall, el campamento de la Diócesis Episcopal de Montana que incluye Grace Camp.Con el tiempo, el personal ha aprendido a lograr que las cosas funcionen más fluidamente en Grace Camp, que ya lleva abierto siete años, y que ahora se parece más a un campamento residencial regular, dijo Sisler, que también tiene a su cargo el ministerio de la música en el campamento. Ellos mantienen al personal permanentemente durante una sesión de cinco días, en lugar de dar tiempo libre a los consejeros durante un programa de seis días, porque a los más pequeños les cuesta trabajo ajustarse a un personal cambiante así como desarrollar relaciones con ellos.Al período de ajuste le llaman “discusión, regulación y aceptación” según los niños prueban los límites y luego aceptan las reglas, explicó Sisler. “La aceptación es cuando se adaptan, y luego pueden participar plenamente del programa sin extralimitarse”.Los campistas también se adaptan más rápidamente ahora en que muchos regresan año tras año, dijo ella.Hasta 35 niños, estudiantes de entre tercer y octavo grados, asisten a Grace Camp, y el personal está tratando de discernir cuál es la mejor manera de integrar a los graduados en el campamento de la escuela secundaria, de manera que no se sientan fuera de lugar, apuntaba Sisler. “Hemos tenido un éxito marginal con eso”.Al igual que en el campamento de Nevada, otros campistas en las sesiones regulares de Camp Marshall también reciben ayuda económica. “La filosofía es que Dios proveerá”, dijo Sisler, quien calcula que la mitad de sus campistas recibe al menos una beca parcial. Alrededor de 450 personas, contando familias, acampan en la instalación diocesana cada verano.“Nuestro mayor deseo es que todos encuentren a Cristo y que finalmente crezcan para hallar una comunidad cristiana y se sientan realizados”, afirmó. “En verdad, lo que realmente esperamos es que los niños vengan aquí y pasen una estupenda semana y sientan que Dios los ama, independientemente de cómo eso pueda impactarlos”.A veces, ese impacto se da en entablar relaciones con otros de antecedentes semejantes. Un participante de Grace Camp, un muchacho que tenía el padre en la cárcel, estaba “sencillamente eufórico” con su experiencia del campamento, y le dijo a su madre lo mucho mejor que se sentía después de asistir, contó Sisler. “Siempre había creído que su desgracia era única. Sólo saber que no era el único, significó una notable diferencia”.— Sharon Sheridan es corresponsal del Servicio de Prensa Episcopal. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. 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