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Old Catton Junior School
Today I spent a great afternoon with the staff and pupils of Old Catton. First of all I took the full school assembly, letting the pupils know all about the club and what it can offer. None of the pupils go to our club so this was a great opportunity to get them to think of rugby as a way of keeping fit and making new friends. I then took two year 5 rugby sessions each lasting for 50 minutes. I have to say that the pupils worked really well and many showed the signs of some developing rugby skills and awareness! Lots of good questions and interest in the club. The next stage is that in September, I’ll go back to see if we can get some pupils to the club and develop their interest in the sport.
Charles Darwin Primary School
A massive thanks to the Headteacher, staff and pupils for a great day at the school. We had a fun time in assembly looking at what the club does and what we can offer the pupils. We then spent an hour practicing rugby skills with Mr Tuthill and year 3 pupils in the hall. We plan to go back to the school when the season starts in September to see who would like to come and give the club a go. I saw lots of good skills from the boys and girls and I am sure there’s some good rugby talent at the school!
Falcon Rd School meeting 28 Feb 2019
Following a meeting with the Headteacher and staff, we have agreed to start the new season in September with a school assembly and some rugby taster sessions at the school. They are keen to forge a good relationship with the club and, as a feeder to Sprowston High, this should allow better continuity for both the club and pupils. Watch this space for more information!
School Liaison Officer
At the club we want to forge partnerships with Primary and High schools in the Norwich area.
Norwich Rugby Club runs groups for all ages of pupils, both girls and boys; detail can be found under the mini and youth sections of this website.
I also offer schools the opportunity for myself to present the club and opportunities we offer for pupils in assemblies / PE lessons.
As a former Headteacher I am used to talking to large groups of pupils and, as a qualified teacher, I can take PE sessions to promote the sport. Here at the club we can also arrange for coaches to come into your school for ‘taster’ session so the children can experience a typical training session at the club.
If you have any questions or suggestions as to how we can support pupils in your school into the sport, please contact me at email@example.com.
Ron Munson - Schools Liaison Officer Norwich Rugby Club
Stewart Cameron - RFU Community Rugby Coach & Norwich Rugby Club Coach
Visit to Woodlands View School. 26 February 2019
I would like to thank the Headteacher, staff and pupils of the school for such a warm welcome. I took their assembly and went through what the club can offer youngsters in the area. It was great to see some of the pupils already are at the club, even a member of staff is involved in our Sunday morning sessions!
All of the pupils listened well and a few even asked questions later. A few posters were left at the school and the Headteacher has told me they will be put on their web site. We hope to be going back to the school, to run some taster sessions for the pupils later in the year.
Norwich U12’s vs Schools Barbarian Team – 10.03.17
Norwich U12’s welcomed a School Barbarian team on a Friday evening playing under the floodlights. This annual event organised by the club schools liaison officer (Colin Dunbar) and RFU’s Stewart Cameron has in previous years been a great success and this years did not disappoint. Colin and Stewart have been doing some great work in local Norwich schools and together invited boys from schools including Hellesdon High, Open Academy and Sprowston High. In previous years this event with the work that Colin and Stewart are doing in local schools had attracted some new players to the club and with this in mind we welcomed the boys to Norwich RFC.
After the usual warm up we decided to play two 20 minute halves with rolling subs. The Norwich team very quickly realised that while the school team had not before played together, they had not turned up to make the numbers up!! They were very competitive in the tackle and breakdown, displaying great tenacity in every single contact situation. This was a testament to the work that Colin and Stewart had done with these boys in a very limited amount of time. The experience of the Norwich team in the end was too much for the schools barbarian team; however all of the boys should feel very proud of themselves for the commitment they displayed throughout the match.
After the obligatory group photo (not the best photo due to the light!) the boys enjoyed some food and refreshment in the clubhouse. All were made welcome and given information about joining the club. To date we have had 2 new players join and are already playing matches for Norwich. Prior to this event the schools project had already attracted 3 players to the U12’s and so the results are testament to the work that is put in by Colin and Stewart. We did chat to most of the boys and while a lot of them are currently committed to playing football on Sunday we hope they are now aware of a very good alternative!
We would like to thank all of the boys from the local schools who turned up to play this event, the parents for supporting them and the Schools project team for arranging the event.
School Rugby Fixtures
It was a great pleasure to attend the 1st schools rugby fixtures meeting on the 13th July. After several years of hard work from Stewart Cameron, England RFU Community Coach, and myself 9 schools have committed to playing schools rugby fixtures and be part of the newly formed NSRFUA
Norwich Schools Rugby Football Association
Fixtures have been set for 4 different age groups, at this early stage not all schools have entered teams in all 4 age groups but I am confident this will happen in the very near future. If a school develops a new age group team part way through the season they will automatically join in the fixtures. It was also great to hear the schools have committed to play all their players in the fixtures to encourage rugby within their schools.
I would like to thank Joff Richards of Sprowston Community High School for organising the meeting and taking the responsibility of the admin for the NSRFUA. Norwich Rugby Club will continue to support the NSRFUA to help rugby grow and develop within all our schools