The London Irish Community team are proud to announce a unique girl’s rugby programme running in partnership with Park House School.

The programme builds on the success of theSchool's girls squad, ensuring that they can continue to develop their rugby journey as they enter a Sixth Form which is rated in the top 10% of schools nationally for Post-16 progress and achievement.

The ambition is to offer AASE style provision within a state school context, enabling students to flexibly combine study in their chosen A Levels with elite coaching and performance.

The girls will receive six hours of coaching a week, as well as participating in regular games and getting first class strength and conditioning and nutrition advice. This is a fantastic opportunity for the girls to have an active role in a fast developing ladies sport.

Students Carys Cox and Cara Brincat are proof of the progress you can make in rugby, as they are already ambassadors and members of the England Development Squad.

Carys Cox said: “The rugby programme has opened up opportunities for me to progress and further develop my skills, we are gaining expert coaching and don’t have to travel.

“This program is going to enhance our skills with top level coaching which I can't wait to undertake, it was an opportunity I couldn't turn down. Hopefully more and more of our friends can start loving rugby like we do.”

Derek Peaple, Head Teacher Park House School said: 'We are delighted to be working with London Irish to deliver our vision of young women combining outstanding academic progress and achievement with high performance in sport. Our partnership exemplifies this unique ambition.'

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