Date Posted... Feb 22nd 2024

Exeter Chiefs Go Back to School

Truro School Senior and Prep hosted players from Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club this week, supporting them on a career insight day with the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA). The day was designed to give the players valuable insight into what working in an independent school entails, while pupils were delighted to meet their rugby heroes in the flesh and ask them some questions in return.

The RPA provide help and advice for rugby players, as they plan their transition from the sporting arena into their new career, whilst looking to harness the transferable skills learnt from a career in professional sport.

The players met with the Heads of both schools and our Director of Sport, Mr Sanderson. Mr Sanderson made the transition into teaching after retiring from professional rugby in 2018. He said ‘I was really pleased to welcome Billy and Jack and share the challenges of leaving professional sport and discuss with them all of the positives that they will bring to their next chosen careers. Leaving sport can be daunting and I am delighted that I can share my experiences with them.’