History Makers – Our first ever school rugby team

To mark their historic achievement, students in our first ever rugby squad were presented with special certificates at an assembly. They each then signed a special Harlequins rugby ball which has now taken pride of place in the school’s trophy cabinet.


The students were invited to take part in their very first Harlequins Rugby Development Day just before the end last term. Our students played in several matches against other schools - showing amazing team work, spirit and determination. Having checked through the school archives dating back to 1955, we are confident that this team were the very first to represent St Mary’s in a full-contact rugby competition in our school’s history.

Thank you to the Harlequins coaches for all their hard work with our students. This has been a wonderful start in this new sport for our school.

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