Titans putting plenty back into grass roots rugby
Titans stars Jamie Broadley and Curtis Wilson took time out of their busy schedule this week, to help coach and inspire the next generation of Yorkshire-based rugby players, with a visit to High Storrs School and Sheffield RuggerEds.
Titans flying winger, Curtis Wilson, was delighted to get involved when the chance came to help out the Sheffield youngsters, particularly as he started out his own rugby career in the city.
Curtis revealed, “When the opportunity to help out with Sheffield RuggerEds came along I jumped at the chance. When I was younger, I moved up to Sheffield when I was about thirteen and Abbeydale was where it all started for me, it was my first club. I remember having some great coaches who gave so much of their time to help me and the other players to progress and I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the club.”
“Visiting and helping out this week gave me an enormous amount of pleasure and satisfaction. The young children look up to the Titans as role models and the boys enjoy that responsibility, especially the boys from the area like the ex Sheffield Tigers and Abbeydale boys. I strongly believe that it’s important that we give something back to the sport and to the clubs that helped us on our way.”
With Titans Rugby taking on Leeds Carnegie at Sheffield Rugby Club, Abbeydale, on Saturday 19 April, Curtis is relishing the opportunity of returning to the club where it all started for him, “I’m really exited to be going back to Abbeydale for our big game against Leeds Carnegie,” explained Wilson.
Unable to contain his enthusiasm Curtis continued, “It’s going to be great to see all the Titans supporters at Abbeydale, but I’m hoping that the people of Sheffield turn up in their numbers to come and see a top class Championship game between the two top sides in Yorkshire, with both teams aspiring to reach the Aviva Premiership next season. It’s going to be awesome and I really hope Abbeydale is packed out for this huge game.”