Dallaglio RugbyWorks is an intensive, long-term skills development programme based on rugby, through which we aim to get teenagers outside of mainstream education into sustained education, employment or training.

RugbyWorks young person Ryan Vivash from Springfield Academy writes about the Bristol RugbyWorks group's visit to Twickenham stadium in December.  

On Tuesday 8th December we went on a trip to Twickenham Stadium in London. First we went to the Stoop where Harlequins play which across the road and had a few photos taken there. After we went to meet up with the tour guides who showed us around the stadium, we went to the lifts and went to the top floor and had a look at the hospitality boxes. We then worked our way down stopping to see all the seats from the very top of the stadium where all of the sponsors sit down to the seats at the bottom and where the coaches sit.

After we went into a lift to go to the Presidents Lounge and to see a painting dedicated to the last game before world war one broke out, then we went down another floor to the changing rooms and we all got to sit where the players get changed and see what kind of therapy they go through before, during and after a game. The changing rooms were amazing and they had smart boards and big tv’s that the coaches use to help the players.

We then into the museum which had lots things from the World Cup and also had lots activities that we could have a go at. I tried the kicking challenge, the agility board and the scrum machine. Then we went back to the bus and had a nice reward on the way home – we stopped at Burger King!


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