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We are very proud of our rugby tradition at The Rodillian Academy. Our Rugby Programmes are well organised offering continuity through the teams and year groups. The structure allows our best players access to top class coaching and allows those who are developing their skills plenty of opportunity to progress through the teams.

The traditional values of hard work, commitment, respect and sportsmanship are all held in high esteem, complemented by the total commitment of the coaching staff to individual needs, personal welfare and every pupil’s enjoyment of the game.

Rugby is played as the main sport throughout all year groups in the first term. In the Lower School, emphasis is placed on enjoying the game and each session is planned to challenge the players, whilst emphasising core skills at all times. As the boys progress into the Middle School, their basic skills are supplemented with more complex concepts as their understanding of the game grows. The introduction of a well structured and progressive Strength and Conditioning Programme in the middle school supports the Rugby Programme and ensures the players are in the best possible condition to face the demands of the modern school boy game.The Rodillian Academy’s long term Rugby Programme seeks to introduce Rugby Union across all year groups within five years. Clear and accessible links have also been established with local clubs and governing bodies in support of player development.

Rugby Strength & Conditioning Breakfast Club

As part of the Rodillian Rugby Programme, selected students are now beginning their journey along a Strength and Conditioning pathway. The students will take part in differentiated, safe and well constructed training sessions with the aim of developing a training culture which ensures our rugby players are in the best physical condition to perform optimally. We also aim to develop a knowledge and understanding of the importance of training and preparing for sport correctly. To compliment their training, students will then be provided with a healthy and nutritious breakfast which not only aims to help students recover from the training session, but again we hope to educate the students regarding what and when they should be eating. Students will help prepare and serve the breakfasts to one another, developing leadership and teamwork skills along with cooking skills which can be used at home. This holistic approach to the development of our students supports the schools ethos in preparing them for lifelong learning and development.

Rugby Success

The hard work of the students and coaching staff within the Rodillian Rugby Programme has paid dividends after only one year; the Year 7 squad won the Yorkshire County Cup Competition, defeating Prince Henry’s Grammar School in the final. The Year 7 squad also won the RFU Emerging School White Rose Tournament as well as defeating a number of traditional rugby playing schools including QEGs, Wakefield, Silcoates, Crossleyheath Grammar School and Harrogate Grammar School. The Year 8 squad also won the RFU Emerging School White Rose Tournament and have now entered the Strength and Conditioning pathway within the Rugby Programme. This season, we have added Barnard Castle School and Hymmers School to our fixture list and travel to London to compete in the National Schools Sevens Rugby Festival for the first time in the schools history. We have several block Saturday fixtures this season as we look to develop a culture of participation and commitment and compete successfully in a very competitive rugby circuit. Word is spreading that about our Rugby Programme and we are all very proud of our students and excited about the potential of the playing squads we are developing to be successful both on the rugby field and within the classroom

Coaching staff:

Every team is led by a member of staff who will manage the team; each member of staff is supported with a qualified or highly experienced rugby coach. The recruitment and retention of an outstanding and highly motivated coaching team ensures that pupils receive up-to-date and differentiated coaching sessions within Physical Education and within specialised skill or positional sessions.

Local links:

The school is proud of its link with both Morley and Sandal Rugby Union Football Clubs. A number of our students play at both clubs and in return bring back improved game understanding and love for the game. The School has also forged a strong link with the RFU who support our young leaders and coaching pathways. Yorkshire Carnegie are also investing time and effort to support our rugby pathways, working alongside us to promote rugby within our feeder Primary Schools as well as to our elite rugby players through their ERDPP programme. Rodillian Academy coaches currently coach or play at Wharfdale RUFC, Sandal RUFC and Huddersfield RUFC. The coaching team leading the rugby programme here at Rodillian rivals any, based upon their up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the game.

 

Rugby Training Schedule 2019 – 2020

 

Period Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
0 Yr 8 Rugby Strength & Conditioning  

 

All Years Netball Strength & Conditioning   Yr 9 Rugby Strength & Conditioning
1          
2    
3          
4 Year 9 Rugby & Netball Applied Resilience

 

 

Year 8 Rugby & Netball Applied Resilience

 

 

5      
6  
7 Yr 7 & 8 netball Training

Yr 7 Rugby Training

1st XV and Yr 10 Rugby Strength & Conditioning Year 10 & 1st XV Rugby Training   Yr 9 Netball

 

New Zealand Sporting Legends Message to Parents – Let kids be kids! 

 

www.parentsinsport.co.uk

 
Playing with food afterwards, grazing knees, laughing at everything and having fun. Some of the legends of New Zealand sport talk about their own childhood experiences and offer some timely advice for sporting parents.
 
 

As the 2018 – 2019 season begins, I would firstly like to thank all parents for their support of the rugby programme last season. Both the players and staff coaches really appreciate all of your encouragement, as well as the odd cup of tea on a cold February morning!

This season see’s the rugby programme challenged further as our fixture list becomes even more competitive. We fully appreciate your love of the game and your enthusiasm for your son to succeed on the pitch, but our priority is first and foremost that all students enjoy the experience of representing their school and playing with their friends and making new ones.

Please ensure your behaviours and side line habits are ones centred around respectful support for both teams and that only positive and encouraging messages are given whilst supporting a rugby fixture.

May I thank you in advance for any support you can afford the rugby programme. Lets look forward to yet another amazing season of sport at The Rodillian Academy.

 
 

Rugby Results – 2017/2018 Season

Summary of Rugby Programme
Played: 168
Won: 126
Lost: 32
Drew:9

75% Win Rate

An unbelievable set of results across the year groups. Well done to everyone involved with Rodillian Rugby this season!

 
 

Does my child need to buy protective rugby playing equipment?

It is recommended that students wear gum shields when taking part in rugby due to the physical nature of the game. Gum shields can be purchased from sports shops, online and from your dentist. Parents and students may also wish to purchase equipment such as shoulders pads and scrum (head) hats which can also be purchased from sports shops and online.Please be aware that it is the choice of the parents and students as to what protective equipment students may wish to wear when taking part in rugby training and within matches. Rodillian Rugby coaches can only make recommendations and the final decisions must lie with individuals.

Please see a member of the rugby coaching staff if you require any further assistance or advice on this matter. There is also useful advice on the RFU (Rugby Football Union) website.

Fixtures:

Why are we playing Saturday Fixtures?

The larger, more traditional schools have a prestigious history of playing block fixtures on Saturdays. This supports the ethos of committing to sports on a weekend and this will hopefully, if not already be a practice that our boys will develop.

To be able to secure fixtures with the bigger, more challenging schools we have to be able to offer/ accept Saturday Fixtures.
Supporting the Headmasters and the Rugby Programmes ethos of developing a culture of participation and performance, we feel it is important that we are providing a fixture list which will allow our boys to develop and learn valuable skills on the rugby field and in preparing for Saturday Fixtures.

We understand that a number of our students already play sport on a Saturday/Sunday. As we only have three Saturday fixtures this year, we would appreciate that every effort can be made to ensure that the boys are made available to represent the school in playing against such challenging schools. Of course, the support that parents and club representatives have afforded the Rugby Programme over the past season has been outstanding and the relationships which have been forged based upon early communication and empathy for what is best for the individual student have been excellent.

 

Please contact Mr Gostling if you foresee any clashes or issues relating to your child’s availability to represent the academy.

 

Rugby Season 2018/2019 – Confirmed Saturday Fixtures

21st September Hymers College
5th October Queen Ethelburga’s College
19th October Harrogate Grammar School
9th November Birkdale School
7th December Woodhouse Grove School
25th January Prince Henrys Grammar School
 
If you foresee any issues relating to your son’s availability to attend any of the above fixtures, then please contact Mr Gostling in good time. Executive Headmaster, Mr Goulty and Head of School, Ms Bradley are in full support of Saturday fixtures and expect students to show a commitment to the school by honouring their selection. We are now playing in a very tough and competitive fixture circuit against some of the best rugby playing schools in the country. This can only help to improve your son’s rugby skills, conditioning and game understanding as well as raising their aspirations through their involvement in the rugby program.

 

 

Rugby Fixtures
DateYear Group / VersusLocationKick Off TimeScore / Other Details
Wed, 09/09/2020Year 9 Vs MAT Tournament @ BraytonBrayton Academy (Doncaster Road, Selby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom)KO 12.30
Fri, 11/09/2020Year 8 Vs MAT Tournament @ BBGBBG Academy (Bradford Rd, Cleckheaton, England, United Kingdom)KO 12.30
Mon, 14/09/2020Year 7 Vs MAT Tournament @ RodillianThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom)KO 12.30
Tue, 15/09/2020Year 8 Vs White Rose @ SelbySelby Rugby Union Football Club (Sandhill Lane, Selby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom)KO 1530
Return 1800
Sat, 26/09/2020Year 10 Vs Woodhouse Grove SchoolThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0930
KO 1030

Sat, 26/09/2020Year 11 Vs Woodhouse Grove SchoolThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0930
KO 1030

Sat, 26/09/2020Year 8 Vs Woodhouse Grove SchoolWoodhouse Grove School (Apperley Bridge, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0830
Depart 0845
KO 1030
Return 1300
Sat, 26/09/2020Year 9 Vs Woodhouse Grove SchoolThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0930
KO 1030

Sat, 26/09/2020Year 7 Vs Woodhouse Grove SchoolWoodhouse Grove School (Apperley Bridge, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0830
Depart 0845
KO 1030
Return 1300
Sun, 27/09/2020Year 7 Vs Barnard Castle Taits 10s TournamentBarnard Castle School (Newgate, Barnard Castle, County Durham, United Kingdom)Depart 0830
Return 1700
Sat, 03/10/2020Year 9 Vs Queen EthelburgasQueen Ethelberg College (Thorpe Underwood Hall Ouseburn, York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0830
Depart 0845
KO 1030
Return 1300
Sat, 03/10/2020Year 10 Vs Queen EthelburgasQueen Ethelberg College (Thorpe Underwood Hall Ouseburn, York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0830
Depart 0845
KO 1030
Return 1300
Sat, 03/10/2020Year 7 Vs Queen EthelburgasThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0930
KO 1030

Sat, 03/10/2020Year 8 Vs Queen EthelburgasThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0930
KO 1030

Sat, 03/10/2020Year 11 Vs Queen EthelburgasQueen Ethelberg College (Thorpe Underwood Hall Ouseburn, York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0830
Depart 0845
KO 1030
Return 1300
Wed, 07/10/2020Year 7 Vs White Rose @ SelbyGoole RUFC (Westfield Banks Sports Complex W, Goole, North Humberside, United Kingdom)KO 1530
Return 1800
Tue, 13/10/2020Year 9 Vs White Rose @ SelbySelby Rugby Union Football Club (Sandhill Lane, Selby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom)KO 1530
Return 1800
Sat, 07/11/2020Year 7 Vs Crossley Heath ScholThe Crossley Heath School (Halifax, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0830
Depart 0845
KO 1030
Return 1300
Sat, 07/11/2020Year 10 Vs Crossley Heath ScholThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0930
KO 1030
Sat, 07/11/2020Year 8 Vs Crossley Heath ScholThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0930
KO 1030
Sat, 07/11/2020Year 11 Vs Crossley Heath ScholThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0930
KO 1030
Sat, 07/11/2020Year 9 Vs Crossley Heath ScholThe Crossley Heath School (Halifax, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0830
Depart 0845
KO 1030
Return 1300
Tue, 24/11/2020Year 7 Vs White Rose Tournament @ SelbySelby Rugby Union Football Club (Sandhill Lane, Selby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom)KO 1530
Return 1800
Thu, 26/11/2020Year 9 Vs White Rose @ SelbySelby Rugby Union Football Club (Sandhill Lane, Selby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom)KO 1530
Return 1800
Sat, 28/11/2020Year 9 Vs Mount St. Marys CollegeThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0930
KO 1030
Sat, 28/11/2020Year 8 Vs Mount St. Marys CollegeThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0930
KO 1030
Sat, 28/11/2020Year 7 Vs Mount St. Marys CollegeMount St. Mary's College-College Road (Spinkhill, Killamarsh, Derbyshire, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0830
Depart 0845
KO 1030
Return 1300
Sat, 28/11/2020Year 10 Vs Mount St. Marys CollegeMount St. Mary's College-College Road (Spinkhill, Killamarsh, Derbyshire, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0830
Depart 0845
KO 1030
Return 1300
Sat, 28/11/2020Year 11 Vs Mount St. Marys CollegeMount St. Mary's College-College Road (Spinkhill, Killamarsh, Derbyshire, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0830
Depart 0845
KO 1030
Return 1300
Thu, 10/12/2020Year 8 Vs White Rose @ SelbySelby Rugby Union Football Club (Sandhill Lane, Selby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom)KO 1530
Return 1800
Fri, 11/12/2020Year 11 Vs Prince Henrys Grammar SchoolOld Otliensians Rugby Union Football Club (Chaffers Fields Pool Road, Otley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 1700
Depart 1715
KO 1930
Return 2200
Sat, 12/12/2020Year 8 Vs Prince Henrys Grammar SchoolPrince Henry's Grammar School (Otley, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0830
Depart 0845
KO 1030
Return 1300
Sat, 12/12/2020Year 9 Vs Prince Henrys Grammar SchoolThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0930
KO 1030
Sat, 12/12/2020Year 7 Vs Prince Henrys Grammar SchoolThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0930
KO 1030
Sat, 12/12/2020Year 10 Vs Prince Henrys Grammar SchoolPrince Henry's Grammar School (Otley, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0830
Depart 0845
KO 1030
Return 1300
Sat, 09/01/2021Year 8 Vs Harrogate Grammar SchoolThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0930
KO 1030
Sat, 09/01/2021Year 10 Vs Harrogate Grammar SchoolHarrogate Grammar (Harrogate, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0830
Depart 0845
KO 1030
Return 1300
Sat, 09/01/2021Year 9 Vs Harrogate Grammar SchoolHarrogate Grammar (Harrogate, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0830
Depart 0845
KO 1030
Return 1300
Sat, 09/01/2021Year 11 Vs Harrogate Grammar SchoolHarrogate Grammar (Harrogate, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0830
Depart 0845
KO 1030
Return 1300
Sat, 09/01/2021Year 7 Vs Harrogate Grammar SchoolThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0930
KO 1030
Sat, 16/01/2021Year 9 Vs Hymers CollegeThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0930
KO 1030
Sat, 16/01/2021Year 10 Vs Hymers CollegeHymers College (Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0815
Depart 0830
KO 1030
Return 1300
Sat, 16/01/2021Year 7 Vs Hymers CollegeHymers College (Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0815
Depart 0830
KO 1030
Return 1300
Sat, 16/01/2021Year 8 Vs Hymers CollegeThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0930
KO 1030
Sat, 16/01/2021Year 11 Vs Hymers CollegeHymers College (Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0815
Depart 0830
KO 1030
Return 1300
Thu, 21/01/2021Year 7 Vs White Rose Tournament @ SelbySelby Rugby Union Football Club (Sandhill Lane, Selby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom)KO 1530
Return 1800
Sat, 30/01/2021Year 11 Vs Queen Elizabeth Grammar SchoolThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0930
KO 1030
Sat, 30/01/2021Year 10 Vs Queen Elizabeth Grammar SchoolThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0930
KO 1030
Sat, 30/01/2021Year 7 Vs Queen Elizabeth Grammar SchoolQueen Elizabeth Grammar School (Wakefield) (154 Northgate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0845
Depart 0900
KO 1030
Return 1300
Sat, 30/01/2021Year 8 Vs Queen Elizabeth Grammar SchoolQueen Elizabeth Grammar School (Wakefield) (154 Northgate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0845
Depart 0900
KO 1030
Return 1300
Sat, 30/01/2021Year 9 Vs Queen Elizabeth Grammar SchoolThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom)FULL School Uniform!!!

Meet 0930
KO 1030
Tue, 09/02/2021Year 8 Vs White Rose @ SelbySelby Rugby Union Football Club (Sandhill Lane, Selby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom)KO 1530
Return 1800
Fri, 12/02/2021Year 10 Vs Ireland Tour 8:00am 8:30amLeave Friday Morning
Watch Ulster Game (Fri Night)
Game Vs Royal School Armagh (Sat Morning)
Giants Causeway (Sat Afternoon)
Tour Meal (Sat Evening)
Dublin Site-seeing (Sun Morning)
Tour Meal (Sun Afternoon)
Return Sunday Evening

Sat, 13/02/2021Year 10 Vs Ireland Tour 8:00am 8:30amLeave Friday Morning
Watch Ulster Game (Fri Night)
Game Vs Royal School Armagh (Sat Morning)
Giants Causeway (Sat Afternoon)
Tour Meal (Sat Evening)
Dublin Site-seeing (Sun Morning)
Tour Meal (Sun Afternoon)
Return Sunday Evening

Sun, 14/02/2021Year 10 Vs Ireland Tour 8:00am 8:30amLeave Friday Morning
Watch Ulster Game (Fri Night)
Game Vs Royal School Armagh (Sat Morning)
Giants Causeway (Sat Afternoon)
Tour Meal (Sat Evening)
Dublin Site-seeing (Sun Morning)
Tour Meal (Sun Afternoon)
Return Sunday Evening

Tue, 02/03/2021Year 9 Vs White Rose @ SelbySelby Rugby Union Football Club (Sandhill Lane, Selby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom)KO 1530
Return 1800
Mon, 22/03/2021Year 8 Vs Rosslyn Park 7s TournamentRosslyn Park National Schools Sevens (Richard Evans Memorial Playing Fields, Roehampton Vale, London, England, United Kingdom)Leave Sunday Afternoon
Return Monday Evening
Tue, 23/03/2021Year 11 Vs Rosslyn Park 7s TournamentRosslyn Park National Schools Sevens (Richard Evans Memorial Playing Fields, Roehampton Vale, London, England, United Kingdom)Leave Monday Afternoon
Return Wednesday Evening
Wed, 24/03/2021Year 9 Vs Rosslyn Park 7s TournamentRosslyn Park National Schools Sevens (Richard Evans Memorial Playing Fields, Roehampton Vale, London, England, United Kingdom)Leave Tuesday Afternoon
Return Thursday Evening

Useful Websites and Club Links:

www.RFU.com
www.yorkshirerfu.pitchero.com
www.irbsandc.com

Contact Details:

Mr James Naylor & Mr Phil Gostling

 

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