John Cabot students play at Twickenham

April 08 2022

STUDENTS from John Cabot Academy in Kingswood had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play at the formidable home of England rugby, Twickenham. One Year 10 young leader and twelve Year 7 students took part in six tag rugby matches before the England V Wales game, part of the Six Nations tournament.

 John Cabot won all six games beating a team from Regis Academy, Wales. Tag rugby is a fast-moving, non-contact game suitable for boys and girls to play together.

 John Cabot students had previously been invited by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) to make some rugby training videos and the RFU were so impressed with them, they were then invited to Twickenham for the Six Nations’ schools tag rugby tournament.

 Joe Thomas, head of PE at JCA, said: “The whole experience has been fantastic for so many students at JCA. The students working with England coaches to make the coaching videos, the trip to Twickenham to see the Barbarians and finally the students playing and refereeing on the Twickenham pitch during the Six Nations. Students have been given opportunities and memories that will last a lifetime!”

The John Cabot Academy squad on the hallowed turf at Twickenham