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Student Rugby Leaders

Date Posted: 13/06/2013 | Posted In: Latest news

A number of QE students recently completed the RFU’s Level 1 Leaders’ Award. Two students from Darlington College joined the group in a joint venture aimed at training young rugby players within colleges.

The Award was delivered over a full day where the students demonstrated skills in leading warm up games, officiating small sided matches, coaching skills and drills, and dealing with different scenarios faced by coaches. The day also focussed on developing touch rugby coaching skills, how the students can help in developing the RFU’s ’02 Touch’ product and how  these skills  can help develop girls’ rugby, one of the sports being re-introduced to QE next Year. 

 Joe Cooke, QE’s Sport Maker, commented:

‘The day was a huge success. The students showed a great level of knowledge and responsibility, and the skills on show were good to see. QE is further developing links with the two rugby clubs in Darlington which, along with the support we receive from local RFU officers, is seeing the re-introduction of girls’ rugby and 02 Touch in the College rugby off season. The students who completed this Award will be an integral part of these plans, taking responsibility for assisting with coaching and publicising new sessions throughout College.’