Rugby Legend Visits School

On Friday 16th September, rugby legend Jason Robinson, who was an integral part of the England Rugby 2003 World Cup winning team, visited St Faith’s School for a day of coaching and inspiration. Jason got stuck straight into coaching numerous year groups, focusing on footwork, agility, and beating players one on one. It was these skills that made Jason such a world class talent and it was fantastic to see him passing on his expertise to our pupils in Years 5 to 8.

The event was masterminded by HSBC and their Global Head of Sponsorship and Events, Giles Morgan, also a current St Faith’s parent. This event is part of a wider commitment to grass roots rugby coaching across the country, not only encouraging school children to push themselves to be the best they can be, but also to excel in their rugby. This perfectly supported our own ethos to ‘Be our Best Selves’.

As a school we want to develop and run sports programmes that are inclusive of all abilities, whilst providing expert coaching and training to those who wish to push themselves and achieve success at that next level. This vision has resulted in a huge surge in our sports teams represented at National finals. A record 18 teams making it through to National Finals last year, four of those being rugby teams. Hopefully after Jason’s coaching tips, that number will increase even further!

St Faith’s is grateful to Jason, Giles and the HSBC team for arranging the trip, which has inspired all pupils to really push to be the best version of themselves.

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