Andover Rugby Club kicked off a new satellite programme encouraging students to play team sport at a Hampshire academy last week.

Winton Community Academy’s new rugby hub is an extension of the area’s community sports club, targeting 14-to-25 year olds.

Professional coaches will be used every week to train young people from the school and surrounding areas.

Winton Academy Director of Sport Andy Cole (pictured above far right), said: “We want to encourage everyone to come along — those who have played before and those who have never played.

“Rugby is a great sport. Apart from the obvious physical and psychological benefits of the game it’s also good for discipline skills and working as a team.”

The hub, which will run every Wednesday afternoon from 3.15 to 4.15, has been financed by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight School Partnership.


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