ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT ACADEMY RUGBY
POWERED BY MAD DOG SPORT
“Mad Dog Sport is more than just sport, or even rygbi (rugby) for that matter. It is a feeling of togetherness; of family and support for one another beyond the sports field. Students who aspire to belong to this group understand very quickly that whilst talent and skill in sport may enable you to play rygbi (rugby) at more advanced levels; the personal development and the physical and emotional wellbeing that evolves from being a Mad Dog student is worth so much more to each of them.
Their desire to make sport equitable chimes with everything we aim to do as a school. I could not be happier to partner Mad Dog at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy.”
Anita Ellis, Headteacher RWBA
Check out Royal Wootton Bassett Acadamy here https://www.rwba.org.uk/
It’s the end of the season but look out for festivals and opportunities to play in the summer term – updates on here and social media coming soon…
This is a brilliant opportunity to become part of Mad Dog Sport, owned by former England Rugby International, Lewis Moody, which integrates full time 6th form Rugby programmes and Junior Academy pathways into State Schools and Academies. The programmes sit alongside academic studies; A’levels and BTECS, with a focus on developing rugby engagement and performance, delivering wellbeing and life skills and supporting student’s with their academic goals and post school aspirations.
After a difficult 18 month pandemic, we are proud to open up the Mad Dog rugby enrichment programme to girls.
“It’s been a long time coming but I am beyond excited that we are now able to offer the same opportunities to both girls and boys. We have wanted to see the benefits of rugby and wellbeing delivered across the school to all students equally for quite some time…
Today we announced our fantastic partnership with Brave Mind. This will, without doubt, increase our provision and the support we can give to our students and coaching team, as well as spread the word about the fantastic and important work Brave Mind are doing.
We are Incredibly proud to announce that Tom Bowen-Hall our Head of Rugby at Melksham Oak School and Head of Rugby Operations across all schools, has been named ‘Children and Young People’s Coach of the Year’ at the UK Coaching Virtual Awards ceremony last night!
THE RWBA TEAM
Director of Rugby - MDS/Head of Rugby - RWBA
– RFU Level 3 qualification
– Centre Manager for Bristol Bears Pathway Academy
Assistant Rugby Coach & Mentor: RWBA
– RFU Level 2 coach
– Masters in Strength & Conditioning at Cardiff Metropolitan Uni.