Last Friday (24th) the WRU, Greenhill School and Tenby RFC held their very first junior school festival for schools in the catchment area for Greenhill. This was also the final day for the students from Greenhill that have been training to become WRU Leaders. The students have been learning about coaching styles, rules of the game and how to run sessions under the WRU banner. Schools in attendance were Saundersfoot, St Florance, Cosherston, Hafan Y Mor, Tenby Church of Wales and St Teilos and well over 150 children attended. The new Leaders ran a round robin of tag matches and made sure all the youngsters had fun. Mike King from the WRU quoted “Outstanding effort from the newly qualified Rugby Leaders at Greenhill along with the WRU Apprentices. It was fantastic to have support from the Tenby Swifts and hopefully the club will pick up a few more recruits off the back of what we hope will be the first of many festivals at the school”. Jamie Barrellie, Coach for Tenby Swifts said “Its great to see Greenhill’s Family of schools all in one place and linked in with Tenby Swifts. I only saw a handful of current Swift players so there is still a lot of rugby talent still to be discovered here and to have some young fresh WRU Leaders will not only help Greenhill and the local junior schools, but will also help Tenby Swift grow to be a greater youth rugby club.
Pictured are Mike King WRU Regional Rugby Coordinator, Rachel Grieve Tenby Swifts Chairwoman, Jamie Barrellie Level 2 Coach and Schools Development and Aled Parry WRU Coaching Development Officer.