Pupils from Heron Primary School took part in a session as part of the programme with Freddie Burns teaching the youngsters the basics of the game. Meanwhile other local schools have been participating in the scheme with the hope of unearthing the next generation of future England stars.
Freddie said: "The programme is a great idea and will help nurture young English talent of the future as well as giving young people more confidence and inspiration to enjoy sport and keep fit. It's also targeting non-traditional rugby playing schools, so hopefully it will bring a whole new audience to the game."
Heather Smith, Head of Sponsorship at Aviva UK, said: "This announcement highlights our commitment of working with Premiership Rugby to grow participation in the sport. Through the Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme we are proud to be helping develop and inspire the next generation of rugby players to take up rugby and hopefully unearth young England stars of the future along the way. Moreover, we feel that this programme encapsulates the importance of delivering real benefit to communities through rugby and helps towards the creation of a sustainable legacy for the sport."
Wayne Morris, Head of Community at Premiership Rugby, added: "The Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme is a fantastic opportunity for children to get to know the sport of rugby, learn new skills and gain in confidence. We have a great partnership with Aviva and they share our commitment in helping develop the grassroots of the game in new rugby playing schools."
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