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quolities,

goined

from tockling,

possing

ond

kicking

to

reliobility,

respect

ond discipline."

Molvern College Moster

in

chorge

of

Rugby,

Nick

Tisdole,

olso

sees

its

vclue

tronsfer

into

life

skills

beyond

the

pitch,

soying

"The

sl<ills,

knowledge

ond

experiences

goined

from

ploying

rugby

ore

tronsferoble

to

life.

Rugby

con

offer

unique

experiences:

the elotion of

outmonoeuvring

the

opposition

ond

the

reolisotion

of

sporting

potentiol.

Rugby promotes

self

lessness

to

meet

teom

objectives,

ond

creotes

moments

of

mcgic

remembered

for o

lifetime."

It is

hordly surprising then

thot

it

is

such

o

populor

sport

for

schools.

Neil

Crossley,

Director of

Sport ot

t{:i?l€??zb€t€&

hos

o

role

within

o

rugby

teom

thot

mol<es

it

such

o

beneficiol sport.

He soys,

"Unlike

footboll,

rugby

is o very

inclusive

gome:

there

is

such

o

vcriety

of

different

positions

thct

there

tends

to

be

o

ploce

on the field

for

everyone.

ln

footboll,

if

you

con't

control the boll, then there

is

very little you con

do

in the

sport.

A

child who

struggles

with

fine

motor

skills

would

be

Iousy

ot

footboll but, os

long

os

they

con

throw ond

cotch,

they could

reolly

excel

ot

rugby."

Bill Willioms, Heod

of

PE

ot

Burford

School,

odds, "Teomwork,

the

relionce

on

others

ond

the

need

to

connect

with

others ore

oll

huge

strengths

in

rugby.

lt's

good

for students'

physicol

heolth, it

is

exciting

cnd

it

develops

o

wide ronge

of

skills

ond

1;t) Il

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I6

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