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A

seven

yeor

progromme heoded

by

the

Rugby

Footbcll Union

in

2012 is on

torget

to

introduce

ond onother 350 to follow.

Mony secondory

schools

olreody

offer

rugby

os

o

compulsory

pcrt

of

the

physicol

educotion curriculum

from the

oge

of

1

1

.

It's

been

very much o troditionol

school sport

since

its inception

ot

Rugby

School

in

,1823

when

it

is soid

thot

Williom

Webb

Ellis

took the footboll

cnd

rcn

with

it.

Todoy,

it

provides not only o greot

teom

spod

thot

encomposses

oll

sizes,

strengths

ond

tolents,

but

olso provides

exercise

for

both

body

ond

mind.

Tim

Knopp, Director

of

Sporl

ot

Drogon

School

in

Oxford

soys,

'At

the

Drogon,

we've

recently introduced

our

'Sporting

Volues'

Couroge,

Respect

ond

Discipline

which

embody

the

woy

thot

we

would

lil<e

the children

to

conduct

themselves

in oll

sporls, both

on

ond

off

the

field.

There ore few

sports

thot

ploce

the

premium

on

this

triumvirote

of

volues

os

much

os

rugby

does.

Whether

it's

committing yourself

in

the

line

of

fire

to

score

or

prevent

o

cruciol

try,

binding

on

ond

pushing

together

to

work

through

o

scrum,

ruck

or

moul

or the

exceptionol esteem

in

which

ployers

hold

the

referee, rugby

is

full of

exomples

of

sportsmonship

ond teomwork."

Richcrd

Ferley,

PE

Teocher

ot

Sibford

School

neor Bonbury,

believes

it

is

the

foct

thot

everyone

ftptn.,

rugby

to o

million

school children

in

stote

schools

t** l

H6;,

,

ocross Britoin,

with

400

schools

olreody

on

boord

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NOVEMBER

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