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LIVERPOOL Collegiate RUFC has been progressing rapidly in recent years as a result of a focus on a strong youth rugby policy and that section of the club’s activities will be in the spotlight again in the near future thanks to a double edged initiative.

That will embrace the re-launching of the Rugby Academy for 16-21 years olds and a World Record bid that will earn Collegiate a place in the Guinness Book of records if they are successful.

The club, based at Liverpool Cricket Club in Grassendale, currently runs a full Youth Section from U7's-U19's, four Senior Men’s teams and a Ladies team, all the product of a long-standing investment in the club's Youth Programme, which has seen talented young rugby player's graduating from the junior ranks into the senior set-up.

As a direct result the Senior side has grown from strength to strength, gaining back-to-back league promotions in the 2008-2009 & 2009-2010 seasons and winning the Lancashire Plate last season.

The next milestone is this steady progression comes on Friday, September 2 at 6pm, when the club re-launches a Rugby Academy for 16 -21 year olds. The Academy is a critical element to ensure sustained growth and development of the clubs junior players and also to make the passage into senior rugby a seamless process.

“The aim of our academy is provide young players with the best rugby coaching on offer in a safe environment and to help ease that transition into senior rugby," said Club Chairman Chris Jones.

Preceding the Academy launch the club’s Under 17 squad will be attempting to beat the Guinness World Record for the number of conversions kicked in one hour which stands at 408 and in the process raise money for their first end of season tour to compete in a tournament in France.

All kicks will be taken from three fixed positions on the 22 yard line and with only one kick allowed to be in motion at any one time, the current record is a formidable target.

The record attempt will be followed by refreshments at Liverpool Cricket Club and the reliving of one of England's greatest triumphs, a big screen showing of the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final.

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