London Broncos continued their Sky Try participation with a visit to Woodlands Academy in Ealing on Monday 9th December with a session involving four local schools from within the borough.
Led by Woodlands Academy behaviour mentor, Max Savage and Broncos reserve team player Christian Gale the children were put through their paces over 5 different setups promoting different aspects of the game. Each skill station was patrolled by the year 5 & 6 sports leaders from Woodlands Academy.
Broncos mascot Buck was also on hand to spur the kids on, on what turned out to be a bracing morning for all involved.
The schools represented were from Selbourne Primary School in Perivale, Little Ealing School, Grange Primary School and Fielding Primary School all in Ealing itself.
The Broncos play an active part in the teaching of rugby league in the schools attending and each of the schools also had the opportunity to be mascots for the 2019 Bet Fred Super League season.
Community Manager, John Keyes, was on hand too and he told us, ” London Broncos are proud to be part of the Sky Try programme and it fits perfectly with the rugby league message we promote throughout the south. The fact that we have so many children now taking part in these sessions is fantastic. If you go into local schools they are always kicking a round ball whereas in the north its a rugby ball. We are trying to change that school by school and we know the challenge we face is a difficult one but that aside we have seen over 40 children taking part this morning and have a core of teachers who buy into the programme completely.”
Former Broncos Academy player, Max Savage, now at Woodlands Academy told us, “We had a great day today at the school with the playground/sports leaders coaching children from other schools in how to play rugby league. Through the help of the London Broncos and the training they give in how to coach, our kids now have the confidence to teach other children by themselves.”