Selva di Val Gardena in the dolomites form the unique backdrop to a residential Rugby Camp in north east Italy which kicked off today.
Tigers have teamed up with DLF Bologna to stage the two-week camp in the picturesque setting of Val Gardena in north east Italy.
It is the fifth year that Tigers have taken their Rugby Camps to Italy. Dozens of young players are working on their game with Tigers coaches during the day, and will be working on their English and understanding of the laws of rugby in the evening.
“It is great to have the Bologna rugby club as part of our Tigers Family. They have a huge passion for the game and they are filled with enthusiasm and a drive to make sure everyone has fun while learning on and off the pitch."Tigers vice president of global partnerships Scott Clarke
Scott Clarke, vice president of global partnerships at Tigers, said: “It is a unique camp because of the location in the mountains and the fact it is attended by young players from right across Italy.
“It is great to have the Bologna rugby club as part of our Tigers Family. They have a huge passion for the game and they are filled with enthusiasm and a drive to make sure everyone has fun while learning on and off the pitch.
“They could not do anymore to make us feel welcome.”
The Italy camp follows camps in Malaysia and Belgium in recent months, and Tigers will be taking their rugby camps to Japan during the summer and building on existing links in the United States and India.
Closer to home, the next set of Tigers Rugby Camps in the UK are hosted at Stamford School, Lincolnshire (July 24-28), Swaffham RFC, Norfolk (July 24-28) and Diss RFC, Norfolk (July 31-August 4).