NOTTINGHAM Rugby wishes students from Farnborough School
the best of luck on their tour of Manchester this
TOUR OF DUTY:
Farnborough School students stop in at Lady Bay to watch Nottingham
Rugby in action.
The Year 10 students, who are four-time Nottingham City School
Rugby Champions, stopped off at the Green and Whites' Lady Bay
training base before making the trip north.
The youngsters watched Nottingham's final practice session of
the week ahead the club's RFU Championship clash
with London Scottish, met players and quizzed head coach Martin
Green and Whites captain Brent Wilson, Australian lock Dan
Montagu and former junior England international No. 8 Alex Shaw all
stopped to chat to the inquisitive juniors and posed for a unique
team photo before jumping on a team coach bound for the nation's
Nottingham Rugby Community and First Team Manager Steve Smith,
who organised the visit as part of the Green and Whites Rugby in
the City Project, hopes the morning detour helps get the
highly-rated side off on the right foot in Manchester.
"There are not may secondary schools in the country that take
their students on rugby tours anymore, and I congratulate
Farnborough School for giving these students that valuable
exposure," Smith said.
"I remember touring as a youngster myself, and it is on trips
just like this that I developed the passion for the game that has
taken me to where I am today.
"There are a number of passionate players on tour with
Farnborough who are heavily involved in club rugby, most notably
with Moderns, and others who have been indentified in County