Led by Saints Coach Development Officer Craig Richards, first stop on the ‘tour’ was Treviglas Community College in Newquay, where approximately 35 KS3 (year 7, 8 & 9) boys, teachers and four young sports leaders, took part in a two hour Rugby League skills session.
The following day Saints visited Redruth School – the first ever Cornish school to deliver Embed the Pathway – and delivered a skills session to a class of Year 10 boys.
Having piloted the Embed the Pathway resource with one group since last summer the school is rolling it out to more students following its success.
That afternoon it was over to the home of the Rebels, where Craig delivered the Embed the Pathway CPD to Mullion School, Redruth School, Treviglas College, Falmouth School, Richard Lander School, Liskeard Community College and Penryn College.
Craig said: “It was great spending time with John and Rob from the Cornish Rebels. They are doing a fantastic job in both growing their club and the game and their hard work is now bearing fruit with some of the key sporting schools and colleges now coaching and playing Rugby League.”
Rebels Chairman John Beach added: “Our community partnership with St Helens has enabled us to engage students and teachers alike over these two days and this supports us greatly with our expansion of the sport in Cornwall.”
“The feedback after the last two days has been hugely encouraging,” Cornish Rebels Development Manager Rob Butland said: “The students we delivered to at Treviglas and Redruth had heaps of fun and the teachers are brimming with enthusiasm to take the resource away and deliver within their respective schools.
“We can’t wait to see Cornish boys and girls taking to the field to play Rugby League and now, just six years after the sport first came to the County, it looks like we are going to finally realise that ambition.”
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