Northampton student given insight into life as an England rugby player

NatWest Schools Cup Academy Day
NatWest Schools Cup Academy Day

A Northampton student joined England rugby players for the NatWest Schools Cup Academy Day on Sunday.

Daniel Couldrake attended alongside England rugby players Chris Robshaw, Dave Attwood, Matt Kvesic and former England winger Mark Cueto at Pennyhill Park, England’s training base.

Daniel was one of 30 schoolboys invited to attend as a reward for his performances in this year’s NatWest Schools Cup and spent the day living as an England player, where the boys were put through their paces by leading coaches, before reviewing their training session with the help of England’s video analysts and players.

The players were also given behind the scenes access to Pennyhill Park and took part in photography and filming on the day to truly experience the demands of a modern England player both on and off the pitch.