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Welcome to Sport

A huge welcome to RGSHW Rugby.

As always, we are excited to see the new group of players arrive in September, being able to begin a new chapter in their rugby development and create memories that will last a lifetime. The purpose of RGSHW Rugby is to support, develop and nurture our pupils, establish a high sense of worth, with a desire to make a positive impact on society and maximise their potential in rugby.

We strive to create an environment where every player, regardless of experience in the game, is given the time and support that allows them the chance to be the best player and person they can be. The focus at RGSHW is on long-term player development, seeing success as:

  • Enjoyment
  • Maximise every player’s potential
  • Lifelong participation
  • Creating elite sportsman

For us to be able to do this, we take a player-centred approach to training and games, allowing players to make their own decisions, learn from mistakes and have autonomy over their own development. The foundation of RGSHW Rugby is based around good behaviours, a strong work ethic, positive attitude to learning with high energy and enthusiasm. These characteristics will be the foundation for their future development.

As parents, we welcome you at our games, supporting the players through their 7-year RGS rugby journey. Fixtures usually take place on a Saturday morning, running as many as six U12 teams, so that wherever possible we can try and give every pupil the chance to experience the match day with their friends and team mates. We have a really competitive fixture list, relishing the opportunity to challenge ourselves against some of the best schools in the country.

I am looking forward to meeting you all in September and information for the first training sessions will be sent out when you begin at RGS.

James Honeyben
Head of Rugby & Strategic Lead for Sport