29 July 2017
Nolli Waterman Returns to King's as Part of a Sky Living for Sport Programme
Towards the end of term England rugby union player Danielle (“Nolli”) Waterman came to King's as part of the Sky Living for Sport Programme to help a group of girls set up a school project.
visited the school earlier in the year to help the girls decide on ideas for
their project. The girls wanted to run a project in conjunction with
the refurbishment of the gym, aiming to increase the girls’ awareness
of strength and conditioning and the benefits it can have for health and
Growing up in
Minehead, Danielle spoke about her career and the barriers she has faced as a
woman in sport. She is now a full-time rugby player and has just been selected
for the Rugby World Cup which will be held in Ireland in
August. She explained to the girls how much the sport has
changed for girls and women, saying it was a very exciting time for
women's sport. With so many more opportunities out there, she encouraged the
girls to follow their dreams, to break down barriers and not to be afraid to be
the first person to do something.
Focusing on the
project, Danielle then talked to the girls about the benefits of strength and
conditioning and how easy it can be to fit into their daily routine. The girls
enjoyed trying some of the exercises and found the session inspiring. The
project will continue in the next academic year, when Danielle will aim to
visit again after the school gym has been refurnished to see how the girls
are getting on.