11 December 2019
London Irish HITZ host HITZ Party 2019
31 January 2019
The first of its kind, the HITZ Party 2019 was hosted by the London Irish HITZ at Hazelwood Centre in Sunbury-on-Thames.
Pupils from a variety of HITZ programmes, including Harlequins, Bath, Exeter, Wasps, Worcester and Bristol, ventured to the London Irish training facilities to take part in a day of activities aimed to create lasting memories for the participants.
“The main aim of the day was to bring together as many HITZ teams as possible for a day of enjoyment” said Ainsley Campbell, London Irish HITZ officer.
“All the students have worked extremely hard, so it was a chance for them to play some rugby and take part in some exciting activities.
“Hopefully this can be a catalyst for more events like this one!”
The participants were treated to a talk from Reece Riley, a former HITZ pupil, who is now working for the RFU. Reece spoke about his experiences in the HITZ programme and how his life has changed as a result.
The pupils were split into two groups for the afternoon as they underwent different workshops. The groups completed a specialised workshop based around mental health, then were put to the test by the Royal Navy through different testing activities.