Old Georgian England rugby star returns to St George's College

Bath and England rugby star Anthony Watson (Old Georgian 2012) visited St George’s College on Friday 9 December to offer training tips and advice to the budding future talent.

Anthony was surrounded by excited First Year students as he arrived at the College, all eager to get an autograph and say hello. The students then had the chance to ask Anthony any question they wanted, as the Old Georgian took part in a candid Q&A session. 

Twenty two year old Anthony then joined the St George's Under 12 rugby team for a training session and some passing drills, much to the students' delight and offered inspiring advice providing the youngsters with a fantastic once in a lifetime afternoon.

The winger, who attended St George’s College, leaving in 2012, spoke about his return to his school saying:

"Returning to St George’s has been a really fun afternoon, it’s brought back so many great memories and seeing the pupils here being so passionate about playing rugby is fantastic. I owe a lot to this school, they really helped me get where I am today.

The kids have been so enthusiastic today, it reminds you why you started playing in the first place."

After chatting with Anthony for a short period, the College's Headmistress Mrs Rachel Owens, said:

"This special visit has coincided with the news that our 1st XV rugby team is unbeaten this year, a feat that hasn’t been achieved since 1963 and we are delighted that Anthony has come to visit us. He was a great student and we are all so proud of his amazing achievements."

13 December 2016

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