Rugby players see professionals in action on rewards trip


Members of Highfields’ rugby team watched the professionals in action as part of a rewards trip to recognise their effort and commitment during the Autumn term.

Students travelled to Ricoh Arena to watch the Premiership match between Wasps and Northampton.

The Wasps’ community department provided the school with complimentary tickets so members of the team could enjoy the experience to celebrate their dedication to the sport.

They were able to see a full complement of international players, including Elliot Daly, Joe Launchbury, Brad Shields, Luther Burrell, Dan Biggar, Courtney Lawes, and Tom Wood.

PE teacher, Mr C Moody, said: “They watched a fantastic match which included four first class tries and Wasps winning 27-16.

“The spectator environment was very different to what they had previously experienced at football, with no fan segregation.

“They tried to keep up with the singing of Northampton fans sitting behind them and had a fantastic afternoon. Thank you to the Wasps for allowing us all to enjoy this fantastic experience. We are all very much looking forward to the next time.”

Posted on January 8, 2019 .