Rugby is one of the four major sports played throughout the year. The season starts after Long Leave in October and carries on into the first two weeks of the Lent term, although all the boys have a session a week during the first half of the Michaelmas term, to allow skills practices and safe technique instruction.
As Director of Rugby, Mr Andy Houston distributes the central plans to ensure that skills and game play are worked on in the same dynamic way from the first year in the Prep School through to the Sixth Form at the Senior School. The ethos is one of encouragement to participate and the development of good teamwork, along with aiming to help each player achieve his or her full potential.
Experienced and enthusiastic coaches, some from our own teaching staff and others from the London Irish organisation, help to drive these ideals and provide a safe environment in which to learn the game. This system was designed to promote continuity and mutually beneficial results across both sides of the road. It has, to date, seen great success and the sport in the school is going from strength to strength across the year groups.