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New rugby pitch at college unveiled
6:50am Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
A NEW rugby pitch has been unveiled at Norton College.
James McKay, the RFU rugby development officer; officially opened the pitch which will enable the college to develop its rugby coaching and playing.
“All teams throughout the sixth form and further down the school are looking forward to playing home fixtures at their own home ground,” he said.
“The first home game was a Year 11 game against local rivals Malton School which the home side won 22 – 5. Hopefully, this is an omen for things to come.”
The Academy Sixth Form team get eight hours a week of coaching split between strength and conditioning, Wednesday games and training, and sports science with the opportunity of taking their Young Officials Award and Young Leaders Award with the RFU.
Headteacher Phil Loftus said: “The new pitch is a further a step on the road to making Norton a centre of excellence in the game in North Yorkshire.”