On Saturday 22nd November we took 28 Year 7 students to the home of Premiership Rugby side Exeter Chiefs. We set off nice and early ready
for a training session at 10 am. This was taken by players from Exeter and one of them was the current England player Tom Johnson! Our own local
hero Luke Cowan-Dickie also took the time to sign autographs. During the morning the students were given a tour of the ground and a ‘behind
the scenes’ look at the ice baths, changing rooms and fitness areas. This was fascinating and the students learnt that a lot of detail goes into preparing for a match. The boys were then lucky enough to make the guard of honour as the players ran onto the pitch for the match in front over 10,000 fans.
At half time the MBA students did a lap of the ground soaking up all the cheers from the crowd. A fantastic day was had by all and some of the Year 7s mentioned it was inspiring. We must have been a good luck charm as Exeter recorded a fine win over London Wasps with former MBA England star Jack Nowell scoring two tries!