Community News

Vicky Heslop was out Tackling Numbers this week at St Michael’s School in Twerton. This six week programme has been re-organised at the school in order to give all the pupils an opportunity to take part, rather than just concentrating on one year group.  Vicky has already delivered the programme to Classes 1 and 2 and today she was with Class 3 which was a large group and a mixture of Years 3 and 4.   Carole Watts of Class 3 said:  “They love it!  It is good to have Vicky come back to us too, as she knows all the children. Read more 

Vicky Heslop, Bath Rugby Foundation’s Education Manager visited Rode Primary School today and delivered the fourth session of Tackling Numbers, an interactive numeracy programme for young children, developed and delivered by Premiership Rugby in partnership with MBNA. “It is going really very well.  Today the children are looking at different units such as, what is metric, and what is imperial and how to measure with these different properties.”Vicky had the children from Years 3 and 4 measuring their hand spans, their feet and their heights and writing down the whole of the measurements of the class on a special chart.  This was followed by using the students’ height to calculate Danny Grewcock’s hand span by using a graph. Read more 

Stephen Barber, Bath Rugby Community coach was at St Benedicts school in Midsomer Norton today where he delivered a session of ‘School of Tag’.  Though it was cold and drizzly they enjoyed being shown how to use the tag belts and the rules of the game. Read more 

Caryl Thomas, Bath Rugby Community Coach was delivering a session of Tackling Numbers at Beckington Primary School today.  Tackling Numbers is an interactive numeracy programme for young children, developed and delivered by Premiership Rugby in partnership with MBNA. Read more 

Jimmy Deane, Bath Rugby’s Foundation Manager visited St Augustine’s College in Trowbridge today to start a new session of Count on Bath for their Year 10 pupils. Read more 

The Foundation have recently teamed up with five Wiltshire Secondary Schools to increase participation in girls rugby at Secondary School level.  Yesterday they visited Matravers Schools in Westbury.  The other schools involved are: St Laurence Secondary School (Bradford on Avon), Kingdown Secondary (Warminster), Melksham Oak Community School (Melksham) and St Augustines Secondary School (Trowbridge).  They have all  taken part in the West Wilts Girls Rugby initiative to increase confidence in players and numbers at training sessions. The training sessions move around the schools, with each school hosting one training session and the group of girls meeting once a month.  Coaching is delivered by qualified Bath Rugby Foundation coaches.  The sessions are co-ordinated by Emily Reynolds who is the School Games Organiser for West Wilts Schools Sports Partnership.  The initiation concludes with an event at the Wiltshire Schools Games in July 2012, where all schools will compete. . Read more 

Star players from Aviva Premiership Rugby have joined forces with the NSPCC to help tackle bullying. Read more 

Jimmy Goes Live

3 January 2012

Before Christmas, Jimmy Deane, The Bath Rugby Foundation Manager, went on Frome FM’s Sport Pie to talk about the activities of the Foundation. Read more 

Bath Rugby players visited The Barbara Russell Children’s Unit at Frenchay Hospital last Thursday.  Ben Skirving and Scott Hobson spent time with many of the children in beds on the ward as well as playing a game of mini rugby with some of those recovering. Scott said: “It's been great to see everyone so positive despite the reality that they will more than likely spend Christmas in Hospital.”The players are becoming regular visitors to the Unit, having visited several times this last year.  They look forward to meeting the children and to spreading a bit of cheer.  Earlier in the year Andy Beattie went along and said:  ‘We had a really lovely afternoon.  It is always a humbling experience, but it seems like the kids seem to be doing fantastically well, so really good.  It was brilliant’. Read more 

Monday night, at the Recreation Ground, The Paragon U11’s took on Bath Youth Rugby U11’s as a curtain raiser prior to the Bath United match against Gloucester. Read more 

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