Sports students teach 4,000 Cheshire schoolkids how to play rugby

Sports students teach 4,000 Cheshire schoolkids how to play rugby

Sports students from Warrington and Vale Royal College have been teaching over 4,000 primary school children how to play rugby.

The team of 12 level three students teamed up with the Warrington Wolves Community Trust to deliver rugby league sessions to pupils across Cheshire over the course of a week.

Each student took on a different role during the sessions, from coordinating events to officiating during individual sessions.

The week of events were arranged as part of the college’s work with Warrington Wolves, the local professional rugby league club, and its charitable foundations.

“Being able to take part in such an event gives our students the opportunity to get first-hand experience of coaching young children – something that many of them will go on to do as they embark on a career in the industry,” said Ryan McNeely, sport lecturer at the college. “It also gives our learners fantastic experience of leading a large-scale event, with multiple activities running at the same time.”