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8 March 2017

England Rugby Player Nolli Waterman Visits King's

Last Friday, current women’s England rugby player Nolli Waterman came into school to share her experiences as an elite athlete.

Nolli came to work with a group of girls as part of the Sky Living for Sport campaign, in association with the Youth Sport Trust.

Hailing from Minehead, Nolli is a World Cup winner, and is also involved in the Six Nations competition. She is working on the Sky Living for Sport programme, which aims to engage and inspire young people – though not always athletes – to realise their potential and to take positive motivation from sporting role models.

Nolli will be working with our girls on a mentoring programme, focusing on how they can positively shape attitudes towards sport, especially amongst young women. The group were asked about their role within school to act as positive advocates of health, fitness and physical activity, and how they could promote positive messages of engagement, enjoyment and participation. Nolli will be returning to school to follow up her initial visit, and it is hoped that the girls will be running a number of projects within school over the next term.

Sporting her Women’s Rugby World Cup winner’s medal, Nolli met Third Form pupil Jess Walrond, who has been selected for the South West regional U15 rugby training squad.

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