The school has been lucky enough to be accepted onto the Rugby Football Union (RFU) program to develop rugby withinschool in over the next three years. What does this mean for the school? It means new top of the range equipment for training, specialized training by qualified RFU coaches & access to the Navy sports ground which has some of the best training facilities on the South Coast. Along side all of this, recently Mr Kent took a group of students to Salisbury RugbyClub to design a top of the range Canterbury playing kit for the school so the students feel like real rugby players. I think you will agree this is a great opportunity for students to get involved in and develop their skills further within the subject of Physical Education.
Just before we broke up for half term year 7 had their first rugby tournament down on Southsea sea front which was attended by six schools from around Portsmouth. This gave experience and non experience students the chance to not only experience playing the game but also to develop their Teamwork, Discipline & Sportsmanship.
Training at the Navy Sports Ground will be starting Thursday’s after school this week and I look forward to seeing many keen year 7, year 8 & year 9 pupils over the coming weeks looking to embrace a new growing sport here at Priory School.
If you wish to know any more information please see Mr Kent & Mr Fairbairn in the P.E. office.