Exclusive Mentoring Masterclass With Jonny Wilkinson For Rising Stars Of Rugby
England Rugby World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson has taken the opportunity to share his big game experience with two ‘Rising Stars’ of rugby at a recent masterclass organised by the Jaguar Academy of Sport. Matthew Screech (Cardiff Blues) and Jack Walker (Leeds Carnegie) were invited to Wilkinson’s club training facility in Toulon, France for a mentoring programme in which the youngsters received coaching dedicated to developing their skills in the game.
Highlights from the masterclass were captured on camera and are now available to view and share at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_uvXMtcess
Additionally, Jonny Wilkinson has offered some valuable ‘Top Tips’ to future rugby stars the world over in a short film now live at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1aMmMDuhoU
The Jaguar Academy of Sport aims to recognise, celebrate and inspire the very best of British sporting talent and success. This is fulfilled through a Bursary Fund and a unique Mentoring and Education Programme (MEP) delivered by Kelly Holmes Education. The programme is an integral part of the Academy's success and provides the Rising Stars with invaluable non-financial support to enhance their overall development and learning, helping them on their journey to fulfilling their sporting dreams. Rising Stars work with the Academy’s Patrons and Ambassadors through tailored Workshops and Talent Days, which are delivered by experts in their fields.
Jaguar Academy of Sport Ambassador Jonny Wilkinson said: “These two young lads have some real talent and I’m delighted to have been able to lead a masterclass and hopefully teach them something new. My role as an Ambassador for the Academy allows me to truly support the next generation of talent in rugby which is incredibly gratifying.”
Jaguar Academy of Sport Rising Star Matthew Screech commented: “Jonny is one of my heroes and to be able to meet him is amazing, let alone to receive some mentoring, the things he has taught are so valuable and will help me improve my game. The experienced has enhanced my desire to make it to the top in rugby”
Fellow Rising Star Jack Walker commented: “I couldn’t agree more with Matthew, Jonny was a fantastic mentor and I can only say thank you to the Jaguar Academy of Sport for providing me with this opportunity – it really is a once in a lifetime moment!”