28 November 2013, 9:48am
Writhlington School were lucky enough to be the first participants to take part in Bath Rugby Community’s new Secondary Schools Programme.
The programme consists of coaches from Bath Rugby’s Community Team visiting schools and working with individual teams.
The sessions can be tailored to suit the school needs, whether it be a team session or specific skill based.
The pupils of Writhlington were focusing on kicking and scrums, and rising Bath Rugby stars Ollie Devoto and Tom Dunn went along to help give some extra tips.
Tom Dunn commented “I had a great time coming into the school and meeting the pupils, they were really keen to learn and I was more than happy to share my knowledge of the scrum. It is hugely important, especially at a young age, to learn the safe and correct way to scrummage.”
Lloyd Davies from Writhlington School added, “This has been a fantastic experience for our students to be coached by the professional players from Bath Rugby. All of the pupils were buzzing after the sessions and very grateful for the time that Ollie and Tom had given them.
The school has enjoyed one of their best rugby seasons overall, with both Year 8 and Year 9 teams winning their school leagues and reaching the semi-finals of the cup. The weekly input from Jack Howden has certainly been invaluable towards our success this season".
For more information on Bath Rugby’s Secondary Schools Boys Programme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org