Saracens - Henrietta Barnett’s Girls Rugby Success

Nov 13, 2014

Henrietta Barnett’s Girls Rugby Success


Premiership Rugby's Rugby for All Programme is based around school delivery, introducing rugby to new players during their curriculum based PE lessons.

The end result of the curriculum time delivery is that Girls who have enjoyed learning the basics of rugby in school then transition their rugby into local rugby clubs to carry on their rugby career. Along with coaching rugby to new female players, the programme offers to upskill new female coaches through coach education sessions in order to decrease barriers to participation for new female players.

The Henrietta Barnett School have seen recent rugby success through Premiership Rugby’s Rugby for All Programme. The programme introduces rugby to new female players who would play in the Under 15 age group.

Henrietta Barnett are a very academic school who focus their sport on Netball and have never considered contact rugby in the school. The year 9 girls faced the challenge of learning the fundamentals of rugby head on with a tremendous amount of enthusiasm towards their sessions along with their willingness to learn a new sport. One pupil said "I would never have considered playing rugby before but I have loved playing rugby in school and now I want to join my local rugby club".

The girls recently had the chance to play at half time of the LV Cup clash between Saracens and Harlequins. 20 girls took to the field to display what they have to offer to the sell-out crowd with a number of bone crunching tackles and silky off loads. PE teacher Miss Rodwell said "The Match day experience was fantastic, it was an excellent opportunity for the girls".

If you would like more information on the Programme, please contact Tomas Gamage – tomasgamage@saracens.net - 0782344120

 

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