In the beginning
There was a kitchen table, pad/pen in hand
It was obviously meant to be...
In the beginning
Roaring Rugby was created by Chris Andrew in 2011 to provide an innovative, exciting, fun and progressive brand of rugby coaching for children in primary schools. The business was established quickly and began to link with local clubs to offer camps and player pathways into the contact game. The blueprint was a different more progressive form of coaching for children, one where fun was first alongside a structured, achievable and collectible set of copyright awards. After a year of operations, Roaring Rugby had attracted five regular schools with over three hundred children being coached and in our second financial year the business grew by a further 300%. The 2016/17 academic year was our 5th in business and still are growing and looking for new and dynamic ways to coach and deliver our programmes.
What do we do?
Why Roaring Rugby?
Chris previously worked at the award winning Bath Rugby Education Centre which was like a ‘classroom within the clubhouse’ where children would meet the 1st team players, access all areas of the REC and actually feel what it would be like to run out of the tunnel whilst building self-esteem, confidence and independent learning. After leaving the centre in 2011, Roaring Rugby was born. Neil Jones, a year 5/6 teacher summed up our work perfectly saying “rugby has really received a boost in Year 5 and 6 through the clear vision of Roaring Rugby. I have no doubt that introducing and reinforcing the core values of the game of rugby through a fun range of activities and games will benefit the whole sports curriculum. Pupils are really enthused by the excellent coaching and rewards system and they now want to challenge themselves further by participating in competitive rugby events with other schools. Hopefully we might be sowing the seeds for some future rugby stars!”
"Thank you for teaching us all about cricket and rugby and linking it to our values. It has been a very valuable experience"− Miss McCrudden - Year 3 Teacher, Upton St Leonards C of E Primary School
"I would firstly like to thank you and your team for giving my son the opportunity to have a taster of rugby through the roaring rugby camp at Chipping Sodbury RFC. He enjoyed learning new things and was just as excited to go on day 2 than he was on day 1! "− Tracey Brooker, Parent
"My grandson’s joined Roaring Rugby at Crudwell C of E Primary School, they say it's the best fun they have ever had, and I love going to watch them, the children are so enthusiastic and keen to join in, so it must be brilliant fun for them. Well done, Coach"− Noelle Hulle, Grandparent
"Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us! The children have really enjoyed your lessons"− Miss Jones, Year 3 Teacher, Upton St Leonards Primary School