Rugby World Cup Winner coaches at RGS
This week, the Reigate Grammar School Performance Director and ex Wasps player Richard Birkett was joined by his former team mate and 2003 World Cup winner, Joe Worsley, to run a coaching session for the school’s rugby players.
The school is top of the exam league tables and sends students to the best universities, so is usually renowned for its examination achievements. However, behind the academic image lies a real strength and depth when it comes to sport. The school has been riding high in rugby since becoming national champions in the famous Roslyn Park Rugby Sevens Tournament last year when they beat Eton in the final, broadcast live over the internet to a school full of excited staff and students back at RGS.
Joe Worsley said “It was great to spend an afternoon at Reigate Grammar School coaching a future generation of Rugby stars. Richard Birkett was a top player and is now a great coach, so it is fantastic to see such a high standard of coaching across the school, superb facilities and so much enthusiasm from the young players. No wonder Reigate Grammar is seen as a centre of excellence for Rugby.”
Headmaster Shaun Fenton said “I am so pleased that our students continue to benefit from the very best coaching. It will inspire them on the sports field and in life generally, as they develop the qualities of their character to set them up for a happy and successful life in and then beyond school. I am so grateful to Joe Worsley for giving his time for this – the boys really appreciated it.”