The prizes were awarded to clubs who best demonstrated the benefits of receiving expert guidance from top Premiership Rugby coaches and players. The judges were particularly impressed by Crowborough's community spirit which encourages both male and female players of all standards to play and enjoy the game.
The training session provided the Crowborough under 8's team with the rare opportunity to learn from professionals and pick up specialist advice on core rugby skills and game play. This was followed by a trip to Adams Park where Crowborough lead the London Wasps team onto the pitch in their match against Sale Sharks.
Gavin Richardson, Director of Mini and Junior Rugby at Crowborough RFC, said: "The training session taken by the Wasps players and coaches was a great success as our team got the opportunity to develop a number of new skills. Hopefully this will greatly benefit the squad throughout the remainder of the season. We are very grateful to QBE for this fantastic experience and the new training equipment."
Tom Palmer, England and London Wasps second row, said: "I think that QBE Rugby Pro is a fantastic initiative and it is great to be able to give something back to the grassroots game. It has been fun working with Crowborough and I hope that the access to professional players and coaches during the specialist training today will inspire them further."
QBE Rugby Pro is part of QBE's Coaching Programme, which aims to improve the quality of rugby coaching in England at a grassroots level. For more information on the winning clubs and further details on QBE Rugby Pro visit www.qberugby.com