Exeter Chiefs Super Saturday!
Linking up with Exeter Chiefs, Falmouth School students were given access all areas to the Aviva Premiership rugby outfit as part of the ‘Super Saturday’ scheme. Joining other schools on the day at Sandy Park, 23 students from Falmouth arrived at the stadium at 9am ahead of the Chiefs Anglo Welsh clash with Wasps, for a fun filled morning ahead of the game.
Students had the opportunity to learn top tips in coaching sessions from side-lined Chiefs players, including internationals Elvis Taione and Niko Matawalu. There was also the unique chance for unprecedented access behind the scenes at the Chiefs, as students were invited into the changing rooms and gym to check out the fantastic facilities and learn more about the typical match day for a professional rugby player.
With kick off growing ever closer, the Falmouth students took to the pitch to form a guard of honour as they welcomed the Chiefs onto the field in front of 10,000 people as well as a well-received lap of honour during the half time interval. The students seemed to act as a lucky charm, with Exeter winning the game 52-5. The students’ great day out was completed as they met some of the players, who signed autographs and posed for photos on what was a memorable afternoon.
PE teacher at Falmouth School Dan Stirling commented on how much the students enjoyed the experience. “It was a great experience for our students. They were extremely fortunate to get the access they did and see how things work in that environment. All of them were extremely well behaved and a credit to their school on what was a great day overall.”
Posted on: 3/02/17