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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
Tue, 10/09/2019Year 7 Vs MAT TournamentBrayton Academy (Doncaster Road, Selby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 3:00pm 5:30pmKO 3pm

Back to School 5.30
Thu, 19/09/2019Year 9 Vs MAT TournamentThe Featherstone Academy (Pontefract Rd, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 12:00pm 3:00pmKO 12.50

Back to School 3.30
Sat, 21/09/20191st XV Vs HymersThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom) 10:00am 10:30amMeet 9.30

KO - 10.30
Sat, 21/09/2019Year 8 Vs Hymers (A&B)Hymers College (Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom) 10:00am 10:30amDepart School 8.30

KO - 10.30
Sat, 21/09/2019Year 7 Vs Hymers (A&B)Hymers College (Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom) 10:00am 10:30amDepart School 8.30

KO - 10.30
Sat, 21/09/2019Year 9 Vs Hymers (A&B)The Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom) 10:00am 10:30amMeet 9.30

KO - 10.30
Sat, 21/09/2019Year 10 Vs HymersThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom) 10:00am 10:30amMeet 9.30

KO - 10.30
Wed, 25/09/2019Year 10 Vs GSAL (NATWEST)Grammar School at Leeds (Leeds, England, United Kingdom) 12:00pm 3:30pmKO 2.30


Tue, 01/10/2019Year 9 Vs White Rose (Cleckheaton)Cleckheaton Sports Club (The Pavilion Bradford Road, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 8:00am 8:30amDepart 1445
KO 1600
Return 1800
Thu, 03/10/2019Year 8 Vs White Rose (Hudds YMCA)Huddersfield YMCA RUFC (Laund Hill Stadium, Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom) 8:30am 9:00am
Depart 1445
KO 1600
Return 1800

Sat, 05/10/2019Year 8 Vs Queen EthelburgasQueen Ethelburga's Collegiate (Thorpe Underwood, England, United Kingdom) 9:00am 9:30amKO 1000
Depart School 0800
Sat, 05/10/2019Year 10 Vs Queen EthelburgasThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom) 9:00am 9:30am
Meet 0900
KO 1000

Sat, 05/10/2019Year 7 Vs Queen EthelburgasQueen Ethelburga's Collegiate (Thorpe Underwood, England, United Kingdom) 9:00am 9:30amKO 1000
Depart School 0800
Sat, 05/10/2019Year 9 Vs Queen EthelburgasThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom) 9:00am 9:30amMeet 0900
KO 1000

Mon, 07/10/2019Year 8 Vs McCarthy CupWoodhouse Grove School (Apperley Bridge, England, United Kingdom) 9:00am 9:30amPOSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY 11TH NOVEMBER
Tue, 08/10/2019Year 10 Vs MAT TournamentThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom) 4:00pm 4:30pmKO 3pm

Yorkshire Cup 1st Round Double header VS Brayton
Fri, 11/10/2019Year 8 Vs MAT TournamentBBG Academy (Bradford Road, Birkenshaw, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 8:30am 9:00amCANCELLED
Tue, 15/10/2019Year 8 Vs White Rose Tournament SelbySelby Rugby Union Football Club (Sandhill Lane, Selby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 1:30pm 2:00pmLeave School 2.45
KO 4pm
Return to school approx. 6pm
Tue, 15/10/2019Year 7 Vs White Rose Tournament SelbySelby Rugby Union Football Club (Sandhill Lane, Selby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 2:00pm 2:30pmLeave School 2.45
KO 4pm
Return to school approx. 6pm
Wed, 16/10/2019Year 9 Vs Kings Grammar Pontefract (Yorkshire Cup)The Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom) 4:00pm 4:30pmKO 1430
Sat, 19/10/2019Year 8 Vs Harrogate Grammar (A&B)The Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom) 9:00am 9:30amMeet 0930
KO 1030
Sat, 19/10/2019Year 7 Vs Harrogate Grammar (A&B)The Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom) 9:00am 9:30amMeet 0930
KO 1030
Sat, 19/10/2019Year 9 Vs Harrogate GrammarHarrogate Grammar School (Arthurs Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 9:00am 9:30amDepart School 0830
KO 1030
Fri, 25/10/2019Year 10 Vs Ireland Tour 9:00am 9:30amDepart Friday Morning
KO 1030 Saturday
Return Sunday Evening
Sat, 09/11/2019Year 10 Vs Birkdale SchoolBirkdale School (Sheffield, England, United Kingdom) 9:00am 9:30amDepart 0815
KO 1030
Sat, 09/11/2019Year 9 Vs Birkdale School (A&B)Birkdale School (Sheffield, England, United Kingdom) 9:00am 9:30amDepart 0815
KO 1030
Sat, 09/11/2019Year 8 Vs Birkdale School (A&B)The Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom) 9:00am 9:30amMeet 0930
KO 1030
Sat, 09/11/2019Year 7 Vs Birkdale School (A&B)The Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom) 9:00am 9:30amMeet 0930
KO 1030
Mon, 11/11/2019Year 8 Vs McCarthy CupWoodhouse Grove School (Apperley Bridge, England, United Kingdom) 9:30am 10:00amKO 1200
Return 1630
Tue, 19/11/2019Year 7 Vs White Rose Tournamner GooleGoole RUFC (Westfield Banks Sports Complex W, North Humberside, United Kingdom) 9:30am 10:00amCANCELLED, FLOODED PITCHES!!!

Tue, 19/11/2019Year 10 Vs Prince Henrys (NATWEST)Otley Rugby Union Football Club (Cross Green, Otley, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 12:30pm 1:00pmKO 2pm
Tue, 26/11/2019Year 8 Vs White Rose Tournament SelbySelby Rugby Union Football Club (Sandhill Lane, Selby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 8:30am 9:00amCANCELLED !!!!!!

Wed, 27/11/2019Year 9 Vs Wolfreton (Yorkshire Cup)Hullensians RUFC (8 Springhead Lane, East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 12:00pm 12:30pmKO 1400
Mon, 02/12/2019Year 10 Vs BBG (Yorkshire Cup)The Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom) 1:00pm 1:30pmKO 1400
Sat, 07/12/2019Year 7 Vs Woodhouse Grove School (A&B)The Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom) 9:00am 9:30amMeet 0930
KO 1030
Sat, 07/12/2019Year 10 Vs Woodhouse Grove School Woodhouse Grove School (Apperley Bridge, England, United Kingdom) 9:00am 9:30amDepart School 0830
KO 1030
Sat, 07/12/2019Year 8 Vs Woodhouse Grove School (A&B)Woodhouse Grove School (Apperley Bridge, England, United Kingdom) 9:00am 9:30amDepart School 0830
KO 1030
Fri, 13/12/2019Year 8 A&B Vs Kings Grammar PontefractThe Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom) 10:00am 10:30amKO 1400
Mon, 16/12/2019Year 7 A&B Vs Kings Grammar PontefractThe King's School Specialising In Mathematics And Computing (Mill Hill Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 9:30am 10:00amKO 1430
Tue, 17/12/2019Year 9 Vs Woodhouse Grove School (A&B)Woodhouse Grove School (Apperley Bridge, England, United Kingdom) 9:00am 9:30amDepart School 1230
KO 1430
Sat, 25/01/2020Year 8 Vs Prince Henrys The Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom) 8:00am 8:30amMeet 0930
KO1030
Sat, 25/01/2020Year 7 Vs Prince Henrys (A&B)The Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom) 8:00am 8:30amMeet 0930
KO1030
Sat, 25/01/2020Year 9 Vs Prince Henrys Prince Henry's Grammar School (Otley, England, United Kingdom) 8:00am 8:30amDepart School 0830
KO 1030
Tue, 28/01/2020Year 10 Vs Prince Henrys (Yorks Cup)The Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom) 8:00am 8:30amKO 1400
Wed, 12/02/2020Year 9 Vs St Peter's 7sSt. Peter's School (Clifton, York, England, United Kingdom) 9:30am 10:00amKO TBC
Wed, 26/02/2020Year 9 Vs BBGBBG Academy (Bradford Road, Birkenshaw, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 8:00am 8:30amKO TBC
Fri, 28/02/2020Year 8 Vs BBGBBG Academy (Bradford Road, Birkenshaw, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 8:00am 8:30amKO TBC
Mon, 23/03/2020Year 8 Vs Rosslyn Park 9:30am 10:00am
Thu, 26/03/2020Year 9 Vs Rosslyn Park 9:30am 10:00am

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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