YOUNG rugby stars were put through their paces and given tips on how to secure a future career in the professional game.
Former Newcastle Falcons star Spencer Davey dropped in to Wallsend RFC on Sunday to talk to the under-11 and under-13 teams.
Now owner of Storm Fitness, he gave the young players an idea of what was required to make it as a professional and how best to improve their skills and fitness.
The former centre, who hung up his boots in 2010, is now hoping to return to Wallsend RFC next season to hold more training sessions.
Spencer said: “I had a chat to them about my experience of a professional rugby player and how I got into the game, saying how they could follow the same route.
“I talked about the opportunities out there for young players and what it takes to get into the professional game.
“I highlighted the need for practice, I used to practice six hours a day, and the importance of skills and fitness.”
Spencer, who also owns a gym in Newcastle and Turkey, took the youngsters on a warm up exercise before their game.
“I left school and went straight into rugby,” he said. “I worked hard during my professional career and everything I now have is down to that.
“The only thing is for these kids to focus on becoming really good rugby players.
“The young lads came over afterwards, shook my hand and thanked me for my time and help. That was really nice.
“Wallsend RFC have a good spirit and I’m sure they will do really well in the future.”
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