The Season Starts with a Bang!
This season sees the Rodillian Academies Rugby Programme swell from three to four teams and the fixture list becomes increasingly challenging for all squads. With the addition of Bradford Grammar School, Hymers College and Birkdale School this will be a very tough fixture list for all squads. The Year 9 and Year 10 teams will also tour to Ireland to face two of Ireland’s most competitive schools bolstering a fixture list already high on quality. All squads will also enter the Yorkshire Cup competition and the Year 10 squad will enter the National Natwest Cup Competition for the first time in the academy’s history. The Year 8 and Year 9 squads will travel down to The Rosslyn Park National 7’s Festival in March.
Over 100 boys are now involved in the Rodillian Rugby Programme and the holistic nature of the programme provides the boys with leadership opportunities and qualifications as well and opportunity to develop physically through Strength and Conditioning sessions.
Parents are also actively encouraged to become involved in the rugby programme. A Rugby and Netball Supporters Race Night is taking place on Friday the 9th October at the school which aims to develop a true ‘club’ ethos and culture for parents across all year groups.