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1st XV Rugby and Mudgeeraba State Special School Join Forces

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Week 7,
Term Two, 2016

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On Tuesday 17 May the Somerset 1st XV Rugby team showed they are more than just good Rugby players, they are engaged and active members of our wider community. The 1st XV has embarked on a five-week volunteer programme in association with Mudgeeraba State Special School.

The premise, to build positive relationships and assist in the development of students who might be less fortunate than them.

With the assistance of Mr Graeme Clancy from Mudgeeraba State Special School the 1st XV are hosting a one hour sport and exercise clinic every Tuesday lunchtime with 20 or so special needs students. On Tuesday, the 1st XV split into three groups to give the Mudgeeraba students a variety of Rugby drills and games for them to partake in. Having fun and keeping the Mudgeeraba students engaged and active was the focus for the hour. Our 1st XV boys proved to be exceptional role models and great coaches as they modified their sessions to ensure the Mudgeeraba students had a memorable day away from their usual setting. The genuine enjoyment from both the Somerset and Mudgeeraba students was palpable and we look forward to hosting them again in the coming four weeks.

Congratulations to the Somerset 1st XV Rugby team on this great initiative.

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