Mike Tindall Visits Sutton Valence

30 November 2018

Sutton Valence School recently welcomed Mike Tindall MBE, former rugby international and England captain, as part of a coaching session for students. Pupils took part in their regular training and Mike joined a number of teams to put them through their paces. Expert coaching can only strengthen the skills of the current rugby teams with many enjoying unbeaten seasons or nearly unbeaten seasons.

The training was organised by Old Suttonian, Mike Dunderdale (1993 W) as part of an arranged visit to Kent in support of the Young Lives Foundation.  The charity works with vulnerable people throughout the county and, such is its profile that, we had crews from both ITV and KMTV filming on site.

Senior Sports Scholars were invited to a question and answer session, where Mike was open about the rigours of life as an international player and gave insights into the practical aspects of taking sporting prowess to the next level.

Director of Sport, Mark Howell hosted the visit, saying, “We are very grateful to Mike for giving us his time. Receiving training from an international rugby star of his calibre is a truly inspirational experience for students at any age and will be sure to motivate the next generation of rugby stars.”

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