Former England rugby player visits schools

PUBLISHED: 16:00 21 May 2012

David Flatman with pupils from Winscombe Primary School

David Flatman with pupils from Winscombe Primary School

Neil Phillips Photography

A FORMER England Rugby Union player taught pupils from two primary schools the tricks of the trade at a coaching session last week.

Bath prop David Flatman, who was capped eight times by his country, visited Winscombe and Sandford primary schools on May 4 as part of a link between his club and Sandford-based Thatchers Cider.

The 32-year-old coached youngsters from both schools as part of the school of tag sessions launched by the Aviva Premiership side.

Winscombe Primary School headteacher Linda Grogan said: “This was an excellent opportunity for the children to receive quality coaching from professionals. The icing on the cake was meeting former England prop David Flatman.”

Sandford Primary School headteacher Lin Williams added: “We would like to say a huge thank you for the very successful visit to the school. The children thoroughly enjoyed the coaching and meeting David Flatman.”

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