Rodillian Rugby

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 2018 – 2019

Period Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
0 Yr 9 Rugby and Netball Strength & Conditioning

 

Yr 8 Rugby and Netball Strength & conditioning

 

Yr 11 & senior Netball Strength & Conditioning 1st XV Rugby Strength & Conditioning Yr 10 Rugby and Netball 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 Rugby Training Year 10 Rugby Training  Year 10, 11 Netball 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

Saturday 1st December v Queen Ethelburga’s College
Saturday 8th December v Woodhouse Grove School
Saturday 5th January v Hymers College
Saturday 19th January v Harrogate Grammar 
 
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, 19/09/2018Year 9 Vs MAT Tournament BBG Academy (Bradford Road, Birkenshaw, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 12:30pm 3:00pm12.30 KO
Thu, 20/09/2018Year 10 Vs MAT TournamentThe Rodillian Academy (Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, 3831, United Kingdom) 12:30pm 3:00pm12.30 KO
Fri, 21/09/2018Year 8 Vs MAT TournamentBrayton Academy (Doncaster Road, Selby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 12:00pm 3:00pm12.30 KO
Sun, 23/09/2018Year 7 VS Taits 10sBarnard Castle School (Newgate, Barnard Castle, County Durham, United Kingdom) 8:30am 5:00pm________________________________

Meet School at 8.30

Sat, 29/09/2018Year 7 Vs Crossley Heath SchoolCrossleyan Squash Club (Standeven House, Broomfield Ave, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 8:30am 1:00pmKO 10am
Sat, 29/09/2018Year 10 Vs Crossley Heath SchoolCrossleyan Squash Club (Standeven House, Broomfield Ave, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 8:30am 12:00pmKO 10am
Sat, 29/09/2018Year 8 Vs Crossley Heath School & Campbell CollegeThe Rodillian Academy (Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, 3831, United Kingdom) 8:30am 1:00pmKO 10am

A & B

Sat, 29/09/2018Year 9 Vs Crossley Heath School & Campbell CollegeThe Rodillian Academy (Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, 3831, United Kingdom) 8:30am 12:00pmKO 10am
Sat, 29/09/20181st XV Vs Crossley Heath SchoolCrossleyan Squash Club (Standeven House, Broomfield Ave, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 8:30am 12:00pmKO 10am
Mon, 01/10/2018Year 7 Vs MAT Tournamnet The Featherstone Academy (Pontefract Rd, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 12:30pm 3:00pmKO 12.30
Tue, 02/10/2018Year 10 Vs Silcoates (NATWEST) Silcoates School (Wakefield, England, United Kingdom) 12:30pm 4:30pmKO 2.30
Mon, 08/10/2018Year 8 Vs Prince Henrys OtleyThe Rodillian Academy (Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, 3831, United Kingdom) 3:00pm 4:30pmKO 3:15pm


This is a later KO to avoid disrupting lessons and teaching times
Tue, 09/10/2018Year 9 Vs Prince Henrys OtleyThe Rodillian Academy - Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, 3831, United Kingdom 3:00pm 4:30pmGame Cancelled by Prince Henrys due to player unavailability.


This game is being rescheduled for after half term.
Tue, 09/10/2018Year 10 Vs Prince Henrys OtleyThe Rodillian Academy (Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, 3831, United Kingdom) 3:00pm 4:30pmGame Cancelled by Prince Henrys due to player unavailability.


This fixture is being re-arranged for after half term
Thu, 11/10/2018Year 7 Vs Prince Henrys OtleyOtley Prince Henry's Grammar School Specialist Language College (Farnley Lane, Otley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 2:00pm 4:30pmKO 2pm

A & B
Tue, 16/10/2018Year 7 Vs White Rose TournamentGarforth Academy (Garforth, England, United Kingdom) 2:30am 6:00amDeparting at 2:30pm


KO 4.00


A & B
Tue, 16/10/20181st XV Vs Prince Henrys OtleyOtley Prince Henry's Grammar School Specialist Language College (Farnley Lane, Otley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 2:00pm 5:00pmKO 2pm
Sat, 20/10/20181st XV Vs Birkdale SchoolBirkdale School (Clarke House Clarke Drive, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 8:30am 12:00pmMeet 8:15am


KO 10.00
Sat, 20/10/2018Year 7 Vs Birkdale SchoolBirkdale School (Clarke House Clarke Drive, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 8:30am 12:00pmKO 10.00


Meet at 8:15am
Sat, 20/10/2018Year 9 Vs Birkdale SchoolThe Rodillian Academy (Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, 3831, United Kingdom) 8:30am 12:00pmKO 10.00


Meet 9:00am
Sat, 20/10/2018Year 8 Vs Birkdale SchoolThe Rodillian Academy (Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, 3831, United Kingdom) 8:30am 12:00pmKO 10.00


Meet Time 9:00am

A & B
Sat, 20/10/2018Year 10 Vs Birkdale SchoolThe Rodillian Academy (Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, 3831, United Kingdom) 8:30am 12:00pmMeet at 9:00am


KO 10:00am
Wed, 24/10/20181st XV Vs Queen Ethelburga's CollegiateQueen Ethelburga's College (Thorpe Underwood Hall, Thorpe Green Ln, York, 3781, United Kingdom) 4:00pm 7:30pmGame now moved to Saturday 17th November 11:00am KO at Queen Ethelburga's.


Please ensure students inform teachers if there are any issues with attending this game well in advance of the fixture date.


Mr Gostling
Thu, 08/11/20181st XV (U16) Vs Wolfreton (YC)Wolfreton School (Well Lane, Willerby, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 11:30am 3:00pmThis fixture is now cancelled by Wolfreton - to be rearranged in two weeks time - details to follow.


Sat, 17/11/20181st XV - Queen Ethelburga's College Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate (Thorpe Underwood, England, United Kingdom) 8:00am 1:30pmGame v Queen Ethelburga's College


Away Fixture


Depart School 9:00am in Uniform please


Mr Gostling
Mon, 19/11/2018Year 8 Vs McCarthy Cup Woodhouse Grove School (Apperley Bridge, England, United Kingdom) 11:00am 3:00pmKO 12
Sat, 01/12/2018Year 8 Vs Queen Ethelburga's CollegiateThe Rodillian Academy (Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, 3831, United Kingdom) 8:30am 11:30amKO 10.30

A


The B team fixture is now cancelled - by QE.

Meet time 9:30am


There is the Christmas Festival in the main and dining hall this Saturday, so unfortunately there will be no food after this fixture.


Sat, 01/12/2018Year 9 Vs Queen Ethelburga's CollegiateQueen Ethelburga's College (Thorpe Underwood Hall, Thorpe Green Ln, York, 3781, United Kingdom) 8:30am 11:30amKO 10.30
Sat, 01/12/2018Year 10 Vs Queen Ethelburgas CollegiateQueen Ethelburga's College (Thorpe Underwood Hall, Thorpe Green Ln, York, 3781, United Kingdom) 8:30am 12:30pmFixture cancelled by QE.


Next game the 8th Dec v Woodhouse Grove
Sat, 01/12/2018Year 7 Vs Queen Ethelburga's CollegiateThe Rodillian Academy (Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, 3831, United Kingdom) 8:30am 11:30amKO 10.30

A & B


Meet at 9:30am.

Christmas Festival in the main hall so unfortunately no post match tea's after the match this week.


Tue, 04/12/2018Year 9 Vs St John Fisher (Yorkshire Cup) The Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom) 2:00pm 2:30pmKO 2pm
Sat, 08/12/2018Year 9 - Woodhouse Grove SchoolThe Rodillian Academy (Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, 3831, United Kingdom) 8:30am 11:30amKO 10.30
Sat, 08/12/2018Year 7 Vs Woodhouse Grove SchoolWoodhouse Grove School (Apperley Bridge, Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 8:30am 11:30amKO 10.30

A & B
Sat, 08/12/2018Year 10 Vs Woodhouse Grove SchoolThe Rodillian Academy (Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, 3831, United Kingdom) 8:30am 12:00pmKO 10.30


Meet 9:30am - bring school uniform
Sat, 08/12/2018Year 8 vs Woodhouse Grove SchoolWoodhouse Grove School (Apperley Bridge, Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 8:30am 11:30amKO 10.30

A & B
Mon, 10/12/20181st XV Vs Ilkley Grammer SchoolIlkley Rugby Union Club (Stacks Field, Denton Rd, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 2:00pm 5:00pmKO 2pm
Mon, 10/12/2018Year 10 Vs Ilkley Grammer SchoolIlkley Rugby Club (36 Dale View, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 2:00pm 5:00pmKO 2pm
Tue, 11/12/2018Year 10 Vs Manor Academy (Yorkshire Cup)The Rodillian Academy (Lofthouse, England, United Kingdom) 3:00pm 5:00pm2.30 KO
Wed, 12/12/2018Year 9 Vs Ilkley Grammer SchoolIlkley Rugby Union Club (Stacks Field, Denton Rd, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 2:00pm 6:00pmKO 2pm
Thu, 13/12/2018Year 8 Vs Ilkley Grammar SchoolThe Rodillian Academy (Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, 3831, United Kingdom) 2:00pm 6:00pmKO 2pm
Thu, 13/12/2018Year 7 Vs Ilkley Grammar SchoolThe Rodillian Academy (Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, 3831, United Kingdom) 2:00pm 6:00pmKO 2pm
Sat, 12/01/2019Year 8 Vs Hymers CollegeHymers College (Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom) 8:30am 12:00pmKO 10.30
Sat, 12/01/2019Year 7 Vs Hymers CollegeHymers College (83 Hymers Ave, Hull, East Riding Of Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 8:30am 12:00pmKO 10.30
Sat, 12/01/20191st XV Vs Hymers CollegeThe Rodillian Academy (Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, 3831, United Kingdom) 8:30am 12:00pmKO 10.30
Sat, 12/01/2019Year 10 Vs Hymers CollegeThe Rodillian Academy (Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, 3831, United Kingdom) 8:30am 12:00pmKO 10.30
Sat, 12/01/2019Year 9 - Hymers CollegeThe Rodillian Academy (Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, 3831, United Kingdom) 8:30am 12:00pmKO 10.30
Sat, 26/01/2019Year 7 Vs Harrogate GrammarThe Rodillian Academy (Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, 3831, United Kingdom) 8:30am 12:00pmKO 10.30

A & B
Sat, 26/01/20191st XV Vs Harrogate GrammarHarrogate Grammar School (Arthurs Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 8:30am 12:00pmKO 10.30
Sat, 26/01/2019Year 9 Vs Harrogate GrammarHarrogate Grammar School (Arthurs Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 8:30am 12:00pmKO 10.30
Sat, 26/01/2019Year 10 Vs Harrogate Grammar SchoolHarrogate Grammar School (Arthurs Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 8:30am 12:00pmKO 10.30
Sat, 26/01/2019Year 8 V Harrogate GrammarThe Rodillian Academy (Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, 3831, United Kingdom) 8:30am 12:00pmKO 10.30

A & B
Mon, 04/02/2019Year 9 Vs QEGsQueen Elizabeth Grammar School (Wakefield) (154 Northgate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 2:00pm 5:00pmKO 2.15
Tue, 05/02/2019Year 10 Vs QEGsQueen Elizabeth Grammar School (Wakefield) (154 Northgate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 2:00pm 5:00pmKO 2.15
Wed, 06/02/20191st XV Vs QEGsThe Rodillian Academy (Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, 3831, United Kingdom) 2:00pm 5:00pmKO 2.15
Thu, 07/02/2019Year 8 Vs QEGsQueen Elizabeth Grammar School (Wakefield) (154 Northgate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 2:00pm 5:00pmKO 2.15
Fri, 08/02/2019Year 7 Vs QEGsThe Rodillian Academy (Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, 3831, United Kingdom) 2:30pm 5:00pmKO 2.15

A & B
Wed, 13/02/2019Year 9 Vs Ripon Grammar SchoolRipon Grammar School (Clotherholme Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 3:00pm 6:00pmKO 3pm
Wed, 13/02/2019Year 7 Vs Ripon Grammar SchoolRipon Grammar School (Clotherholme Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 3:00pm 6:00pmKO 3pm
Wed, 13/02/20191st XV Vs Ripon Grammar SchoolRipon Grammar School (Clotherholme Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 3:00pm 6:00pmKO 3pm
Thu, 14/02/2019Year 10 Vs Ripon Grammar SchoolThe Rodillian Academy (Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, 3831, United Kingdom) 3:00pm 5:00pmKO 3pm
Thu, 14/02/2019Year 8 Vs Ripon Grammar SchoolThe Rodillian Academy (Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, 3831, United Kingdom) 3:00pm 6:00pmKO 3pm
Wed, 27/02/20191st XV Vs Hymers 7s tournamentHymers College (Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom) 1:00pm 1:30pmKO 1pm
Sat, 02/03/2019Year 7 Vs Woodhouse 7s Tournament Woodhouse Grove School (Apperley Bridge, England, United Kingdom) 12:00pm 12:30pmKO TBC (approx. 1pm)
Sat, 02/03/2019Year 8 Vs Woodhouse 7s TournamentWoodhouse Grove School (Apperley Bridge, England, United Kingdom) 1:00pm 1:30pmKO TBC (approx. 1pm)
Tue, 05/03/2019Year 9 Vs Hymers 7s Tournament Hymers College (Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom) 1:00pm 1:30pmKO 1pm
Thu, 14/03/2019Year 7 Vs Hymer 7s Tournament Hymers College (83 Hymers Ave, East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom) 1:00pm 1:30pmKO 1pm

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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