Ben Smiley with Balfour Primary School
Ahead of our Spring CoacHclass Programme next week, our Community Team performed the second leg of our CoacHclass Roadshow; this time to Brighton and Hove on the South Coast. CoacHclass Programme Officer Ryan Hunt joined Community Rugby Coach Ben Smiley for a full day of engagement by visiting five local schools before performing an evening coaching session at Brighton RFC.
The first stop on the roadshow was the Varndean School, where 30 Year Eight girls were given an Introduction to Tag Rugby; focusing on the rules of the games, the techniques and tactics involved. This was followed by an informal assembly at the Cardinal Newman Catholic School with all of the school's rugby players. The school has a high number of students that play at Brighton RFC or Hove RFC, so it was a great opportunity to talk about rugby with such an enthusiastic audience.
In the afternoon Ben travelled to Balfour Primary School to lead two one-hour Tag Rugby sessions, while Ryan visited the West Dene Primary School for an assembly with the Key Stage One and Two children. The final school on the Roadshow schedule was an After-School Rugby Club with 60 Year Eight and Nine students from the Hove Park Lower School.
The evening floodlit session at Brighton RFC provided the club's U7s, U11s and U12s with the opportunity to work on key techniques such as 'Securing the ball at the breakdown' and 'Running on to the ball from depth.' Our coaches were delighted with the fantastic turnout from the players and parents alike, despite the cold conditions and commented that there was some really good rugby played by all the children.
We would like to thank all of the schools, Brighton RFC and Dionne Fowle for making the day such a huge success.
|Date||Type of CoacHclass||Venue||Age-Group||Cost||Book Now|
|19th to 21st February 2013||3-Day CoacHclass||Brighton RFC (East Sussex)||U7s to U12s||£80||Click here|
|19th to 21st February 2013||3-Day CoacHclass Academy||Brighton RFC (East Sussex)||U13s to U16s||£90||Click here|