Streatham-Croydon Rugby Football Club has been working hard with the Harlequins Foundation on a project to recruit 13-16 year old boys in to the sport.

Over the last two weeks Project Rugby XV has run a number of initiatives with the launch of weekly training sessions and tournaments attracting over 100 boys to turn out and play rugby in Thornton Heath.

The Wednesday night training sessions at the Frant Road ground give playing opportunities for boys not associated to club or school rugby.

An inaugural festival hosted at the club saw six school sides involved and some fantastic talent on display. Tournament winners Riddlesdown Collegiate will look to defend their title in the next tournament on the March 28.

Harlequins held two half-term camps on February 15 and 16 with coaches delivering specialist sessions to players.

Harlequins and Samoa international centre and winger Winston Stanley was on hand to answer the boys questions and provide coaching from his wealth of experience.

A spokesman said: “Thanks to all involved we look forward to the boys transition into club rugby.”