COURSE DATES 3-6 APRIL 2017
FOR AGES 10-15
FULLY RESIDENTIAL – £449
In the aftermath of the Rio Olympics, the inspirational performance of Great Britain claiming the silver medal and the wonderful masterclass of pace, power and skill of the Fijians who claimed gold, we are extremely excited to welcome back ex England International Nick Royle who will be delivering our Easter Rugby Sevens programme. Jason Duffy, RFU U16s attack coach, will be supporting Nick with additional International experienced coaches joining throughout the course programme.
This course gives all participants a chance to further develop the tactical and technical awareness of Sevens and will also focus on the generic skills required for both forms of the game such as catching & passing, running lines, offloads, tackling and the breakdown area. As part of the education we will also emphasise leadership, creativity, resilience, independent thinking and the importance of team work as we passionately believe that these skills form the nucleus of all elite athletes.
This course is all about having lots of fun, learning, challenging the mind-set, experiencing what is currently being delivered at the top end of the professional game and understanding how junior players can modify and replicate at their appropriate level. As the players from last Easter have testified both Nick and Jason are very approachable and knowledgeable and build a strong and positive rapport throughout the week with the whole group.
Sedbergh School has a strong tradition of Rugby Sevens and is very well regarded on the schools 7s circuit. Sedbergh have previously won the prestigious Rosslyn Park Schools 7s competition a number of times as well as other well recognised national competitions.
“Watching the rugby sevens on television during the Rio Olympics and cheering my friends and former opponents on all the way through to the final, I was extremely proud of all of the Great Britain squad. Most of all I am delighted that rugby sevens now has global support and has taken another huge step forward as being recognised as one of the most exciting sports in the world. I cannot wait for Easter to share and pass on my international experiences to the next generation of players.”
Nick has had a distinguished rugby playing career reaching the highs of Super League with Widnes Vikings and Warrington Wolves as well as the Guinness Premiership with Sale Sharks.
However Nick’s arrival on the Rugby 7s IRB World Series representing England in 15 tournaments worldwide is where he made his biggest impact. Having an eye for the try line combined with blistering speed Nick provided England with some fantastic results. In the Adelaide tournament of 2011 he became the overall leading try scorer with 8 tries, scoring 2 consecutive hat tricks in the group stages. In the same year Nick also scored 35 tries in the Sevens Grand Prix Series finishing best try scorer of the whole series. He also counts winning the Dubai 7s as one of his favourite achievements.
Nick has a huge passion for 7s and wants to help further develop the sport especially in the build up to the Rio Olympics where Rugby 7s will make its debut.