Published: Thursday, 8th December 2016
Ballyclare supplied the Leicester Tigers Rugby Union Premiership team with fire kit for a team building day at Leicestershire Fire and Rescue. 45 first team players all got the opportunity to see and feel what firefighters experience when donning PPE.
The group was split into six teams and had to try their hand at different fire training drills which included a relay of running hoses, carrying a 40kg dummy for 200 metres and running with two 25 litre drums filled with water. The finale saw the team construct a shelter before 3,000 litres of water was fired at them from the aerial ladder platform.
Ballyclare was on hand to help and sized half the team with fire kit so they could see what it was like to carry out the exercises wearing full kit. Lee also got in on the act and managed to grab a photo of himself with the Director of Leicester Tigers, ex-England player, Richard Cockerill.
Several current England players who have been included in the England squad for the autumn Tests, took part and Leicestershire Chief Fire Officer, Steve Lunn, was there with many other senior officers.
Watch the video by Martin Boyce Photography.