As part of the ‘Penwith Primary Tag Rugby Programme’, the Cornish Pirates are providing quality coaching to six local Primary Schools.
Pensans School were first up last week, with Community Engagement Manager, Sam Teasdale and players Matt Bolwell and Alex Dancer on hand to put the children through their paces.
Director Colin Groves, currently over on a visit from New Zealand was also present to witness proceedings.
Teacher Kerry Willcox - delighted to welcome the Pirates to Pensans School - said:
“We couldn’t have been more pleased with our first Pirates rugby experience at Pensans School.
The activities were fun and engaging and every child was actively involved; every single child had a beaming smile upon their face.
The opportunity provided the perfect chance for the pupils to work in unity and practise their determination and courage to tackle a new exciting challenge. We are counting down the days for the next session. Thank you Cornish Pirates.”
Other Schools involved in the Tag Rugby Programme are Alverton, Gulval, Mousehole, Marazion, and Newlyn.
When the six weeks period of high quality coaching is completed, a Festival involving the participating teams is scheduled to take place at the Mennaye Field on the 3rd February, 2017.
Besides getting a chance to play at the ‘Mennaye’, the youngsters will have the opportunity to meet Cornish Pirates players and gain an insight into the lifestyle of a professional athlete.
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