I guess it’s not surprising that given our location, we would welcome opportunities to introduce the world of Rugby into what we do – even if it’s just a little.
This is why we are excited about the work Ian Kenny is doing. As Alleynian’s Junior Rugby Academy Director, he knows about Rugby – and kids. After coaching children for 11 years (boys & girls from 5 – 18) he has set up an initiative called ‘Give it a try! – Rugby for all which we will be running this term.
The sessions will be primarily focussed on health and wellbeing through physical play. Numeracy will also play a part, as well as understanding language and colour recognition, using simple skills drills. Basic Rugby skills will be included in this case; catching, passing and running, along with more general skills such as balance, agility and co-ordination.
Ian says “I will also be looking to develop their social skills, encouraging them to share and take turns, while working together.”
The first session seemed to go very well – see for yourself at our Gallery.