YOUNGSTERS at Baverstock School were the latest in a growing list of pupils to receive coaching from Birmingham & Solihull Bees players.
Alex Davidson and Andy Daish have led the community programme which has seen them visit schools up and down the borough.
The dedicated duo seem to be enjoying life off the field as well as on and Davidson is hoping his efforts pay off on the students.
“The provision is designed to increase the numbers of rugby players across the school, and aid the permanent staff by learning new coaching techniques to help retain and develop individuals” he said.
“Having worked with the staff and pupils for a couple of weeks already, we are delighted with the attitude and skill improvement shown.
The powerhouse lock who has missed Bees last few games through injury also hopes to arrange a fixture in the New Year between Baverstock and Langley School - one of the other secondary’s receiving their input.
PE Teacher and Baverstock’s Rugby Coordinator, Gary Faulconbridge feels the sessions have helped students become more interested in rugby.
“The coaching is great and the youngsters have been very enthusiastic, numbers at training have also increased and the pupil’s skills have visibly developed.
“I have also developed my knowledge both of the game and also the drills/practices used in rugby.”
If you would like the Bees to coach pupils at your school, contact Alex on 0121 705 0409 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.