Aviva Premiership highlights debut for Sidmouth Under-9s

The Sidmouth RFC Under-9s

The Sidmouth RFC Under-9s - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Under-9s were given a fantastic opportunity recently to experience all the excitement of televised rugby when Aviva sent a film production team down to the Blackmore, writes Rob Bolton.

A couple of Sidmouth Under-9 players are interviewed for TV!

A couple of Sidmouth Under-9 players are interviewed for TV! - Credit: Archant

The youngsters experienced two hours of filming and interviews which will be screened on the ITV Premiership Highlights programme as short edits starting from the December 22 broadcast.

The experience was offered to the club after two members of the squad, Jack Garner and Finn Cotton, were interviewed at a Exeter Chiefs home game in November. The boys interviewed so well that Aviva subsequently asked if the SRFC squad would like to be involved in the production of ‘indents’ for the Premiership Highlights programme.

The whole occasion included interviews, filming of a training session, the squad running into camera and set up try scoring.

Aviva have also kindly offered the boys tickets to an Exeter Chiefs home game and to go along to a chiefs first team training session with an opportunity to meet the players exclusively after the session.


You may also want to watch:


This is certainly a fantastic way to end the first half of what has been a very successful first half to the season.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus