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Keighley's Oakbank School pupils give Prince a rugby lesson
8:00am Friday 18th October 2013 in News
Prince Harry is tackled by Jason Robinson as they take a coaching session for youngsters. The lad in the green yellow top is Oakbank pupil Billy Todd and the lad with his back to the camera is Johnny Tanner.
Children from the district took part in a training session alongside rugby fan Prince Harry at Twickenham Stadium yesterday.
The 29-year-old took part in training with the children alongside former England star Jason Robinson, who threw down the gauntlet to the Prince.
“I’ll be looking to see what you’ve got,” the World Cup winner said.
But Harry replied: “I think I’m a bit past it already.”
Harry, who is often seen cheering England on from the sidelines, put some of his passing, kicking and tackling skills to the test on Twickenham's famous turf.
Robinson, 39, said: “It’s just fantastic to see him out here with the kids.”
The royal is patron of the Rugby Football Union All Schools Programme, a project to help boost participation in state schools.
The catalyst for the return of rugby union to Oakbank was the school’s selection for the programme.
In a former life as Keighley Boys’ Grammar School, rugby union was the winter sport of choice.