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Young rugby players get coaching from Northampton Saints players

Young rugby players have been spending part of their summer with some of their idols.

At the Stowe School in Buckingham, children are being coached by Northampton Saints players and the club's community coaches.

Dylan Hartley and the rest of his Saints teammates were the special guests at this week's camp.

The camps are designed for players of all abilities Credit: ITV News Anglia

The camp is open to children of all abilities between 11 and 17 years old.

It's the perfect chance to get some one on one training with the stars and for the children to know exactly what it is like to be a professional player.

They're taught everything from kicking to jumping, and at the end of the day there is an opportunity to get a selfie and an autograph.

There was a chance for the young players to ask their idols a question Credit: ITV News Anglia

As part of a new ITV campaign called 'Healthy Holiday's' kids are being encouraged to get out of the house and get active over the summer.

The rugby camp is not only about the coaching, it's also the chance for children get out of the house, make new friends, and stay fit.

We show them some of the technical bits they can take into the game, but more importantly it's about enjoying themselves and relaxing because in a society now where everyone is glued to their phones and video games, getting kids out and playing sport in a team is just going to be great for them.

– James Haskell, Northampton Saints
A photo finish! A great end to a tough, but fun day Credit: ITV News Anglia

The camps include skills, drills, competitions and lots of fun.

There is also the possibility of getting spotted by a member of the academy coaching staff too.

So for those attending the camps this summer, it could even be the beginning of something more.

The camp is also a way of spotting future talent Credit: ITV News Anglia