Rugby star Christian Wade will return to his roots this summer following the success of his inaugural sports camp.

The Slough-born athlete, who grew up in High Wycombe, will once again lead the Next Gen You project in Buckinghamshire where he aims to help 12 to 16-year-olds in the area.

And despite being known for his rugby career, along with his stint in the NFL, the 32-year-old will be hosting several other sporting events over the three-day camp.

Bucks Free Press: Christian Wade's brother, Adam, was also at the camp (David Howlett)Christian Wade's brother, Adam, was also at the camp (David Howlett) (Image: (David Howlett))

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On why he wanted to lead the event, he told the Free Press: “I’m using my experiences from playing elite sports to help these young kids for what comes their way.

“One of the most important things for me was to make sure that I was present.

“There are some camps that are branded with the elite athlete’s name, but they never actively ran it as a coach.

“They would turn up for photos and autographs.

“I never did them as a kid but as a young adult, even at that age, you’re expecting them to teach you and they don’t.

Bucks Free Press: Christian Wade during his Wasps days in 2016Christian Wade during his Wasps days in 2016 (Image: YouTube)

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“It was very anti-climatic and I realised that it wouldn't be good for children.

“So I'll be there, and the camp is something for them to do in the summer.

"I want the kids to learn from my experiences and get to know me.

“It’s not going to be your regular training camp.

“There’ll be a lot going on.”

Taking place at the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe, the teenagers will be taught five core values.

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They are to:

1. Always have respect

2. Keep everything tidy wherever you go

3. Have gratitude and be thankful for everything around you

4. Compete as you always need to be the best you can be

5. Have fun and do things that you want to enjoy

The current Racing 92 winger added: “I’ll be coaching some of the sessions with other coaches too.

“Some of them I have worked with and the others are up and coming.

“We’ll all mentor the children as we want them to enjoy the three days.

“Our motto is feel good, play good, game ready, and we’ll be playing loads of sports.

“I was playing loads of sports as a kid such as basketball, football, table tennis, athletics, rugby and more.

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“Playing multiple sports helps with the sport you want to go into.

“So even though I play rugby, we’ll be doing other sports to help with stuff such as hand-eye coordination, how to work on your feet and more.”

To sign your child up, go to

It will take place between August 1 and August 3.