Minehead Middle and Danesfield School are in the first year of their CBRE All Schools project linked to Minehead Barbarians RFC. The year has seen RFU Community Rugby Coach, Chris Hurd, helping run sessions together with club coaches to support rugby in the curriculum and at after school sessions.

The schools have enjoyed local school festivals as well as school games being played against each other at the club. The celebration was an opportunity to showcase their new playing kits, designed by the students, and to highlight the club and the successes of players already transitioning to playing there.

Said Chris Hurd, “It was fantastic to see all of the Year 7 and 8 boys and girls wearing the school kit and the event continued to highlight the benefits of the game of rugby both on and off the pitch. Minehead Barbarians RFC hosted a fantastic event and both schools really loved the opportunity.”

Adam Evans, Head teacher at Danesfield, said: “The project has been a huge success and we have seen an increase in rugby participation, especially with our girls. All the children had a wonderful morning with rugby being played in the right spirit.”