Neil Back visits Eversfield

Neil Back MBE joined pupils at Eversfield Preparatory School for their Games lesson. Neil Back captained both England and Leicester Tigers during his career and played in three World Cups, the last of which was the celebrated 2003 England victory against Australia, where Neil was an instrumental part of Clive Woodward’s winning side.   Back was also selected for three British and Irish Lions Tours and in one of his final games at the age of 36 he became the oldest Test British Lion in the history of the game.

During the afternoon he shared various training exercises with the boys and explained techniques that would help improve their game. This included ball handling, how to tackle effectively and efficient communication along a line of players.  A team from this year group reached the finals of the National Schools Rugby Tournament last year and came third. Having qualified for the finals again this year, it is hoped that the skills developed during the afternoon will give them an additional edge at Epsom College on 19th March.

 "This group of boys really enjoy their rugby, playing both in School and for local clubs and it was a huge privilege for them to spend the afternoon with Neil.  He shared his passion for the sport and provided the boys with the inspiration to work harder at their game, taking the good practices he shared with them on to the field" comments Marc Sliney, Director of Sport at Eversfield.