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1st XV Captain – George Clarke

“Having the honour of being appointed First XV captain comes with great responsibility and is a well-respected role within St George’s School; this makes it a privilege to be chosen and one I am thoroughly grateful to receive. St George’s School was established in 1907 with rugby being one of the schools main sports throughout the years. A number of talented players have progressed thanks to the high level of coaching we receive, and playing alongside such skilled players and coaches is an achievement that I will not quickly forget. I am excited about the teams’ prospects for the upcoming season and I recognise the responsibility that I have in ensuring that the discipline and hard work St. George's is known for is maintained” 

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

TO PROVIDE AN INCLUSIVE YET CHALLENGING PLAYING AND TRAINING ENVIRONMENT FOR RUGBY PLAYERS OF ALL AGE, ABILITY AND EXPERIENCE. 

RFU CORE VALUES

 



All of our coaches, staff and volunteers are RFU qualified, CRB checked by the school and have completed the online concussion awareness course.

During each session boys will be developing their skills and game sense.

Sessions will happen after school and there is also the opportunity for skills clinics at lunchtimes which look at

  • Passing and catching skills
  • Decision making as  a ball carrier
  • Kicking
  • Speed, agility and quickness of movement

 

Starting in season 2017/2018 coaches will be following the CARDS framework as part of a whole school coaching philosophy. Boys will be encouraged to develop

CREATIVITY

AWARENESS

RESILIANCE

DECISION MAKING

SELF ORGANISATION




Fixtures and Spectating

Saturday fixtures begin in September and run each week through until February half term.

The year 7 (U12) squads will begin fixtures in October, however will continue through until Easter.

U18 and U15 teams play in the National Nat West Cup competition with fixtures played mid week.

Parents are always encouraged to attend these games and we ask that all follow the RFU Spectator guide



U13 and U14 are invited to apply for places on the Easter Tour  every two years. The school have participated on this 5 day tour of Paris since 2012 and has proven to be an amazing experience for all involved. The tour includes a 2 day tournament with the added bonus of a days coaching from current and ex international/professional players.

Senior tours occur every 3 years and provide boys incredible experiences on different continents. Boys are given cultural experiences throughout the two weeks which include billeting and numerous day excursions.

Tour Highlights

2009 – New Zealand

2013 – Canada

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWdHRAZuZhw

2016 – South Africa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvlctNHyVno





Full International Honours

Owen Farrell  - England 2012

Oliver Marchon – England 7’s 2012

George Ford – England 2014

Maro. Itoje – England 2016

Jack Singleton –England 2017

British and Irish Lions

Owen Farrell – 2013 Australia, 2017 New Zealand

Maro Itoje – 2017 New Zealand 





Safety of players will always remain the number one priority at St George’s. All coaching staff have completed the online concussion awareness course, along with RFU coaching qualifications.

We would encourage all players and parents to ensure they read the RFU guidelines on concussion and concussion awareness.

http://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/players/player-health/concussion-headcase/overview/

The coaches have been instructed to follow the guideline 'If in doubt, sit them out' and any player who leaves the field of play after a head injury will not return in that game.

If your son suffers a head injury during the course of a match he should be seen by their doctor on the following working day. If it is diagnosed as concussion we will follow the RFU protocol and GRTP (graduated return to play).

We will gradually reintroduce him to exercise once he is symptom free for a sustained period of time.

The advice is clear that he should not play contact again until he is signed off as fit by a medical professional, the onus will be on parents to ensure that their son has fulfilled these medical requirements.

If your son finds himself in this situation, please email his rugby coach, the school nurse (schoolnurse@stgeorges.herts.sch.uk), and copy in Head of rugby, Neil Harris (nharris@stgeorges.herts.sch.uk) to confirm that you are happy for him to return to playing contact.



Name Date  
Rugby 2016 17 1 1st September 2017 Download >
FIXTURE LIST 2017 - 2018 29th June 2017 Download >
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