LYMM Colts' academy pre-season training has got off to a great start.

Over the past couple of weeks, with the ending of school exams, numbers have been increasing and players are showing a strong appetite for rugby.

Former first-team skipper Tom Bray, who is now leading the coaching at the Lymm Academy, has been putting the players through their paces in terms of both fitness and skills.

"I am delighted with the players’ attitude in embracing the elevated demands and expectations," he said.

"The training reflects the ‘style of play’ from Lymm’s senior team, which we hope will give our young players a higher repertoire of skills to utilise in games."

Senior colts’ academy head coach Willis Mungai is keen to see the section grow and continues to welcome old and new faces.

"Our approach, under the umbrella of the first XV, aims to develop these young men, creating a seamless transition into senior rugby," he said.

"This will help keep players involved as they get older."

The academy players train on Tuesdays between 6pm and 7.30pm before the senior team, with some opportunities for integration across the age groups.

If you are a keen rugby player going into Year 11 (under 16s), Year 12 (under 17s) or Year 13 (under 18s), pop along to Lymm Rugby Club's artificial grass pitch any Tuesday to join in.