Students learn their trade

Students from all over Hertfordshire have been learning their coaching trade over the past few months. This was part of their involvement in Saracens RFU Sports Leaders Programme. There were 178 young leaders who progressed through the training days and

Students from all over Hertfordshire have been learning their coaching trade over the past few months.

This was part of their involvement in Saracens' RFU Sports Leaders Programme.

There were 178 young leaders who progressed through the training days and will now fulfil their community delivery to complete their award.

Visits from RFU professional referees Andrew Small and Chris White, fresh from the Rugby World Cup, and Saracens' coach Adrian Kennedy, strength and conditioning guru Nigel Ashley-Jones and medical expert Dan Vickers helped enhance the experience and open minds to careers in sport.


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The young leaders will now coach in primary schools, clubs and at tag rugby festivals across the county.

The John Henry Newman School student Matt Port said: "The coaches were very friendly and enthusiastic and it's given me a greater confidence in coaching."

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Hitchin Boys' School sport co-ordinator David Smith added:?"Well done to Saracens for providing them with an excellent insight into leadership and a behind-the-scenes look at a pro rugby club.

"The sessions were well delivered and timings were excellent to avoid the students getting bored."

If you would like any help from sports leaders at your club or school, contact community development officer Sam Fulling at samf@saracens.net

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