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St Joseph’s gets a kick out of Rugby Union

A rugby union session being run as part of Sporting Schools

Image: St Joseph's Primary School children having a ball with Rugby

“Engaging and enthusiastic” that’s how PE teacher, Matthew Pick from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in South Australia described their Sporting Schools Rugby Union coach, Jack Campion.

Matthew was extremely happy with the Rugby Union Sporting Schools programme the school ran during Term 3.

“All of the students who participated in the programme were engaged, from their Reception Year through to Year 7,” he said.

Some of the students didn’t hold back on what they thought either.

“I liked that we got to learn from professionals,” Thomas in Year 6 said, while his friend Vynz enjoyed the fun and activities. “I learnt how to pass properly, and the rules of Rugby,” Vynz said.

“It was fun and I liked the challenges; I learnt how to throw and pass properly,” Taneisha from Year 5 reported.

The skills knowledge and attributes that the kids learnt during the sessions prepared them well for an interschool Rugby Carnival held at the end of the programme.

“The students had a lot of success and I believe a lot of this was as a result of the Sporting Schools sessions they took part in,” Matthew said.

The school also ran a successful Wheelchair Basketball programme, and is looking forward to continuing to deliver more programmes for their students.

Sporting Schools is a $100 million Australian Government initiative to get more children playing more sport, before, during and after school. Want to run a rugby union programme at your school? Check out all the details on the Australian Rugby Union page.

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