Yesterday, the sunshine held the rain clouds at bay for our Clifford Chance Rugby Academy launch event at Olga Primary School with the Academy's Patron, England and Harlequin Winger, Marland Yarde.

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The Clifford Chance Rugby Academy is currently running in ten primary schools across the borough and is working to develop links with Millwall and Blackheath Rugby Clubs for the most talented children with extra training in holiday camps and support with the supply of equipment and transport to and from sessions.

Clifford Chance, the official law firm for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, has joined as our partner for the Rugby Academy with volunteers attending each school session giving hands on support to our Rugby Development Officer, Scott Vinnicombe.

MarlandYarde-128Marland Yarde joined the academy students for the launch and took part in the session, much to the children’s delight. The England Winger demonstrated his skills and inspired the children to work even harder in preparation for their Tag Rugby Tournament set for the Summer Term.

The children at Olga were also joined by students from other schools taking part in the academy with their combined enthusiasm bubbling over for the afternoon’s game of tag rugby.