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Delight as Archbishop Sancroft High School opens new rugby pitch

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Students at Archbishop Sancroft High School have been celebrating the latest addition to their school.

SCORING: The Year 10 rugby team won the inauguration game against Framingham Earl.
SCORING: The Year 10 rugby team won the inauguration game against Framingham Earl.

A new rugby pitch was officially opened on Tuesday and inaugurated with a match against Framingham Earl.

The ceremony was attended by members of Diss Rugby Club, Eastern Counties Rugby Union, county councillor Martin Wilby, supporters, parents and, of course, students.

Head of school Robert Connelly said the new pitch was a welcome addition to the school, with a number of students displaying a real aptitude for the sport.

“Our emphasise is not just on a taught curriculum,” he explained.

“Skills and values that can be developed through sport have added another element to extra-curricular provision.”

The pitch has been a long-term goal for the school and was completed in August at a cost of more than £1,000, which was funded by the school’s parent teacher association.

The money needed was raised through various activities and events, such as cake sales, raffles and quiz nights.

Mr Connelly added: “The students are absolutely thrilled as this proves another opportunity to experience a wide range of activities.

“It will equip our students with excellent communication, team player and leadership skills.”

Tuesday’s game resulted in a home win for Archbishop Sancroft High School’s Year 10 rugby team, who ran out 26-24 victors.

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