Tenbury High School pupils benefitting from professional Rugby coaching thanks to funding from the Trust

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Pupils at Tenbury High School have been receiving professional coaching from Luctonians RFC thanks to funding supplied by the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust. 

In a joint venture between local high schools and Luctonians RFC, pupils have been benefitting from 50 hours of professional Rugby coaching providing them with an ‘introduction to contact’ in an imaginative and enthusiastic way. 

The coaching was provided at Tenbury High School during Year 7 and 9 PE lessons on a weekly basis by Trevor Bufton where he was able to introduce contact rugby to the year 7 pupils.  The lessons continued weekly allowing the boys to develop their basic skills of ball handling, rucking, mauling and tackling resulting in their successful win of the Plate competition in Hereford. 

Adrian Taylor, Head of PE at Tenbury High commented “The work Trevor has done with the Year 9 boys has had a significant impact on the team.  With Trevor able to work with the more able team members, the school staff could work more effectively with the less able players, as a result some of these players have now been selected to play for the School. 

We are extremely grateful to the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust for this funding as it has enabled the school to develop rugby in the lower years with more impact and raise the profile of the sport throughout the school.” 

John Garbutt Chairman of the Trust added “It has been great to see so many pupils in a number of schools being able to develop and now use advanced skills in the game. Not only has this training helped improve their health and fitness but it’s also given them the opportunity to work together and form strong bonds as teams.

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