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Saints using Rugby World Cup to inspire next generation

Travis PerkinsSponsored by Travis Perkins

The Saints community team has been having a very busy few weeks, using Rugby World Cup 2015 to help inspire the next generation of rugby players.

This week Key Stage 1 and 2 youngsters from five rural schools in Northamptonshire headed to Franklin’s Gardens for a special tournament on the club’s training pitches, with Whittlebury, Stoke Bruerne, Tiffield, Harlestone and Brington schools all represented.

The day was split into two parts that included coaching from the Saints community team and playing matches, and a second where teams learned how to do the Haka. All of the youngsters also received a special behind-the-scenes tour of the stadium.

Over the past few months the community staff have also delivered coaching sessions at the Woughton Community Active Day in Milton Keynes, and a number of sessions at the Posts in the Park locations in and around the World Cup host city.

This week also saw Franklin’s Gardens host the second David Rose Trophy, where primary schools from across Northampton take part in a special Year 6 tag rugby tournament to commemorate a former teacher from East Hunsbury Primary who succumbed to cancer in 2013.

The Saints community staff can support your school across the curriculum, using rugby to motivate, inspire and engage youngsters of all ages. For more information download our community brochure by CLICKING HERE or email[email protected]