With the help of our Cambridge National students, KS3 Rugby is thriving this year at The Friary.

Our Rugby Club is teaching younger students the basic skills and there is always lots of game time to the techniques are honed, the fitness is boosted and the cobwebs are well and truly blown away.

Many of the sessions are led by Year 11 OCR Sport students who have to deliver a training sessions as part of their exam course. Similar sessions are taking place in football and netball.

Sam Foster, Head of Performance & Technologies, said: “It’s great to see older pupils taking the lead and inspiring younger year groups. The Cambridge National course is a perfect way to develop the confidence of our aspiring leaders ready for the Sports Leaders Level 2 qualification we deliver in Sixth Form”.

Matt Allman, Headteacher, added: “Older parents will know that The Friary has a proud tradition of rugby which had waned over the years so we are delighted to have re-built the spirit and to see the game thriving. Our staff are working hard to lead the COVID recovery programme but extra-curricular clubs are to us a crucial experience for students and we’re not letting them go either.”