RUGBY fans from a Romsey school were treated to a trip to a training camp in South Wales this summer.

Pupils from Embley, Embley Park, made full use of the training facilities at the Llandarcy Academy of Sport - the training facilities at the Llandarcy Academy of Sport.

Children from Years 9 to 13 witnessed the Wales versus Ireland World Cup warm up match at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff, with a highlight of the visit being a tour of the grounds.

After a warm up training session on the golden sands of the Gower peninsula, each squad played a pre-season friendly match against local opposition.

Pupils even had the chance to play footgolf and take part in team building exercises.

Embley’s Director of Sport, Lee Irvine, said: "“The pre-season rugby training camp is part of our new initiative to prepare our pupils and teams across the school for the season ahead.

"The training camps allow our pupils to bond and build team cohesion, especially for those new to our school.

“There are many aspects to the training camps but the main focus is on preparing each team with fitness conditioning, team plays, player based skills to name a few.

"We also try to link in any heritage and culture to the trips."

He added: "On this occasion, not only did we manage to take the players along to the Principality Stadium for the Wales versus Ireland match, but we managed to organised a behind the scenes tour of the stadium and look at the environment top athletes have around them.”