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More than 50 kids hitting the pitch for Timbits rugby program

Etine MacKay takes the ball over the pads and towards the hoop during a drill on Tuesday at the Timbits rugby camp at the Truro Saints Rugby Park. More than 50 youngsters are registered for the camp, which runs until Aug. 20.
Etine MacKay takes the ball over the pads and towards the hoop during a drill on Tuesday at the Timbits rugby camp at the Truro Saints Rugby Park. More than 50 youngsters are registered for the camp, which runs until Aug. 20. - Joey Smith

TRURO, N.S. – Timbits mini and junior rugby is in full swing on Tuesdays at the Truro Saints Rugby Park.

The program, a partnership between Tim Hortons and the Truro Saints Rugby Club, is in its 15th year, and offers instruction to players in three age groups – 5-7, 8-11 and 12-15.

More than 50 kids have been participating in the camp, which runs until Aug. 20.

The camp features 11 instructors – three men and eight women – who put the kids through their paces each week, with a focus on fundamentals, fitness and fun.

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