Rugby World Cup winner runs training sessions for Bletchingley students

Kay Wilson with Hawthorns boys from Year 5

Kay Wilson with Hawthorns boys from Year 5 - Credit: Archant

Pupils at The Hawthorns School in Bletchingley recently welcomed a very special visitor to their games lessons. Boys in years 5-8 were lucky enough to be coached by England women’s national rugby team player, Kay Wilson, who was a member of the team who won the Women’s Rugby World Cup in August 2014.

The 23-year old from Caterham, who has won 31 England Caps, used all her experience and skills to run three dynamic and inspiring training sessions with the Under 10, Under 11 and Under 13 teams. The focus was on game play introducing the key concepts of rucking and tackling as the game developed. Kay was very impressed with the basic skill levels of all the boys and the speed at which they developed and improved during the session.

Andy Morris, Head of Sport & Leisure at The Hawthorns, commented, “It was a brilliant opportunity for the boys to meet a professional rugby player and ask her about what it was like to win the World Cup. The boys thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learnt a lot from Kay’s coaching.”



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