Junior School of Hard Knocks returns to Hamsey Green

The Sky Sports-inspired School of Hard Knocks scheme is returning to Warlingham rugby club on July 6.

The Hamsey Green club is staging a rugby match between SOHK, Warlingham and Riddlesdown schools, kick-off 6.30pm. It is the second year in which Warlingham RFC has hosted the initiative, based on the TV series, but aimed at teenagers who are trained over 10 weeks in various skills including discipline, team building and respect.

Regular Sky Sports rugby pundit, SOHK coach and former Wales and Lions forward Scott Quinnell will be the special guest on the evening, which will also see Rugby Premiership trophy, lifted at Twickenham last month by former Warlingham junior player Chris Robshaw. The evening will also be covered by Sky Sports News.

Frank Wright, the Warlingham chairman, said, “School of Hard Knocks is a brilliant initiative which helps young people to appreciate and learn a number of life skills – not just rugby – and we’re really proud to support the programme.”

Entrance to the club is free, and the Warlingham club bar will be open.

  • Warlingham’s senior players, who have developed a reputation in the south-east as one of the region’s best Rugby 7s sides, following three successive victories at the annual Bournemouth 7s festival, plan to host a tournament of their own at Hamsey Green next year.

To be staged on Saturday May 4, other local clubs will be invited to field sides. Hillcrest Netball Club, who share the facilities at Hamsey Green, will also be hosting a tournament on the same date.

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1 Response to Junior School of Hard Knocks returns to Hamsey Green

  1. pju1 says:

    As the leading Rugby Club in the area Warlingham RFC starts serious pre-season training on 17th July at Hamsey Green.
    All senior and junior players over 16 are welcome to join the training nights (Tuesday and Thursdays at 7.30pm. You will be coached by experienced and innovative coaches and improve your game and fitness. Best facilities in the area – 5 full size rugby pitches, ladies netball courts and cricket club affiliated. Lacrosse also played at the club so lots to do!
    Call 0188362 2825 for further dertails.

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