Atlanta Old White Brings Rugby to Atlanta International School
Atlanta International School Athletic Director and AOW Rugby Director John Amosa invited Atlanta Old White to teach his students the life skills learned through playing...
Atlanta International School Athletic Director and AOW Rugby Director John Amosa invited Atlanta Old White to teach his students the life skills learned through playing the game of rugby. Through drills and touch rugby, AOW players worked with students by teaching the basics of the game, most importantly focusing on the concepts of teamwork and communication. The students, ranging from grade 1 through grade 5, brought an inspiring level of enthusiasm and appreciation for the game. For several sessions the students were tasked to adhere to their classroom requirements of speaking only in French for the entire day. With AOW’s strong global representation the team was able to comply by having French-born players lead the exercises, much to the delight of les petits élèves.
Through a continued relationship during the coming school years, AIS hopes to eventually add rugby to its sports offerings for student-athletes.