THE experienced duo of Tony Penn and Sean Bass will again be in charge when Pocklington RUFC commence pre-season training on Tuesday.

Sessions will be geared to all levels of ability and fitness and will take place at their Kilnwick Park academy ground.

Former New Zealand Maoris and Hurricanes prop Penn and ex-York centre and coach Bass will link up to direct training, and hopefully also on-field matters if and when rugby is allowed to resume.

Following the RFU’s ‘Return to Rugby Roadmap’ guidance there will be increased hygiene measures for players with everyone divided into ‘pods’ of six who will work at socially distanced stations.

The sessions will be based on skills and conditioning, with no close or physical contact allowed.

A Pocklington statement read: “Everyone is welcome from first team to third teamers, established members or newcomers, retired or non players looking for more exercise, and juniors aged 16 upwards who will be in the Colts grouping in 2020-21.

“Sessions are every Tuesday and Thursday evening meeting at 6.30pm, and anyone can be accommodated as the pods can be divided into groupings of any ability and fitness level.”

Penn explained: “The beauty of having to split into pods of six is that we can include everyone who comes down, all abilities, fit and unfit.

“I’ve kept an eye and what some of the guys have been doing and their times have been awesome, and we are going to have to make sure the sessions will suit all levels.

“It’s also going to be great to finally meet up again.

“That last weekend of rugby back on March 18 seems like an awful long time ago, so I’m hoping that everybody will come down.”

l Anyone wanting more information can contact Penn on 07946 533660.