Etihad Harlequins

Tuesday 13th May is a day many Year 9 and 10 rugby players will remember for years to come. It was a day when they had the opportunity to meet the Harlequins players and take part in a training session run by coaches and playing staff from Harlequins RFC.

The opportunity came about following a successful bid by Raynes Park High School for a grant from Etihad’s Grassroot Fund. The event provided a chance for the students to gain greater knowledge and understanding of rugby from professional players and coaches who perform to crowds every weekend and play on the international stage. In addition we were presented with a giant cheque of £2000 to help kick start our rugby academy.

The students were ecstatic to meet such icons of the sport, including the England Captain Chris Robshaw, as well as take part in a high quality training session. I was extremely proud of their behaviour and the way they represented Raynes Park High School. It was safe to say that even members of staff were as star struck as students, including a certain Mr Wheatley.

I would like to say a very special thank you to Etihad and Harlequins RFC for endorsing our idea and helping fund our project, as well as the Professional Sport Group who organised the afternoon. If you would like any further information regarding rugby at Raynes Park High School please contact me at email address:

Mr Boyton - Head of Rugby



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