Month: September 2023

Warwickshire Cricket – Zach-Year 5

Last year Zach was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to represent Warwickshire Cricket Club under 10’s team over the summer 2023 season. Zach performed extremely well at the highest level of youth cricket available to his age group, but the nature of elite youth cricket requires every player to trial again so that the club can ensure that they have the best players available each season.

Zach once again went through the trial process competing against hundreds of children from around the county and we are extremely proud and happy that Zach has been re-selected for the 2024 season to represent Warwickshire.  

He has worked so hard over the last 12 months to improve for his club and county, which we believe has shown an absolute commitment and work ethic from him to continually push himself to improve and maximise the natural ability that he has. Zach carries himself within that team where he shows passion, desire and will to win whilst retaining humbleness to keep his feet on the ground.  
A huge well done Zach from Rushall!

Judo with Wayne McDonald

Rushall primary school children have been very lucky to be introduced to Wayne McDonald who is a Black Belt 4th Dan and has over 30 years experience of practising judo. Wayne has competed both nationally and internationally for both club and country and our children had the privilege of attending a whole school assembly led by Wayne himself. During this, children could watch some of the judo core skills and had the opportunity to ask Wayne some questions about judo and his personal experiences.

It was then Mr Kirby’s turn to participate in a demonstration of a judo throw, which the children found very entertaining. As well as this, some children were also able to demonstrate some simple judo skills with Wayne to extend their judo knowledge. We are very lucky as Wayne will be leading an after school club for children interested in learning, practicing or developing their judo skills. Keep an eye out for upcoming posts of our children’s fabulous achievements.