Date Posted... Jun 3rd 2020

Ben Pollard – Saracens Senior S&C Coach

We were delighted to welcome back Old Truronian Ben Pollard, who spoke to our pupils on a variety of topics. Ben shared his memories of Truro School from 1997-2004, citing biology and PE (obviously!) as his favoured subjects, with special mentions to Mr Whitmore, Mr Hunt and Mr Neil as his favourite teachers. Some of his most vivid memories include the old boys’ games in rugby and beating Truro college and Eton, as well as the famous tours to South Africa. Ben was also captain of the cricket and tennis teams.

He went on to explain his rise to Saracens senior s&c coach and England sports scientist and the routes he took along the way. Ben shared in-depth knowledge of the 2015 world cup, as well as what it is like working with the games top players. He shared his passion for analysing the performances of others, and himself, and cited work rate, humility, discipline and honesty as the building blocks to success. Ben encouraged our pupils to follow their passions in life and seek out the opportunities that may not always be obvious to them.

You can watch the interview within Teams. Thank you again Ben, it was a pleasure to hear you speak and share your memories of Truro School. Good luck in the future to you and Saracens (except when you play Cornish Pirates….!).

Next week, we are speaking with Cara lea Moseley, who is a former Welsh netball player and current wellbeing manager at premiership football team Brighton. This will be on the same Teams channel, starting at 2.30pm.

Mr D Sanderson