HONITON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
"Success for All"
Commitment Challenge Collaboration
Project Rugby Festival
Year 9 girls had the exciting opportunity to attend the ‘Project Rugby’ festival which is organised by the Exeter Chiefs. The students have been receiving coaching from the Exeter Chiefs coach Andrew since Easter and they have relished the opportunity to get stuck in and try a new sport. The rugby festival gave the students the opportunity to demonstrate the skills they had learnt over the last half term. The day was ran by two Exeter Chiefs players; Abby Middlebrook and Emily Tuttosi who also represent England and Canada respectively. We travelled to Topsham Rugby club and the first half of the day was focused on skills and drills. After lunch, the girls had the opportunity to practice full contact, starting from walking rugby and gradually increasing the speed. This was an amazing experience for our girls and they really impressed the coaches throughout the day with their resilience, effort and attitude. They even got some free t-shirts as a result of their participation in the event. A big thank you to the coaches at Exeter Chiefs for running an excellent event and we look forward to returning in future years!
Over 100 girls have had the opportunity to experience some rugby coaching from one of the ladies Exeter Chiefs coaches Andrew over the last half term. This week to end the block of work they were joined by 2 of the ladies chiefs players – Abi who is also in the England under21 squad and Emily, a Canadian international. This was a great experience for our girls who have all responded really well to these sessions. We are pleased to announce that rugby will continue after half term allowing some more of our students to experience coaching from Andrew and the Chiefs. A big thank you to the Chiefs and especially Andrew for his weeks of work with these girls.