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  • 3 October 2022

International Rugby Sevens OC Returns

On Friday 30th September Jamie Barden (OC) came back to Cranleigh to talk as part of our High Performance workshop. Jamie, who…

On Friday 30th September Jamie Barden (OC) came back to Cranleigh to talk as part of our High Performance workshop. Jamie, who left Cranleigh in 2018, has gone on to play and captain England Rugby Sevens whilst also obtaining a law degree from Nottingham University. Jamie captained the 1st XV and 1st VII sides whilst here and won Rosslyn Park Sevens when he was in Lower Sixth.

 

Jamie spoke to a group of Sixth Form athletes who have signed up to a series of seminars and workshops discussing all things sport high performance from sport psychology to the nutrition of an athlete. Jamie explained his pathway from school to intentional sport and the lessons he has learnt along the way. Jamie recently played for England in the Commonwealth Games and will be hoping to help Great Britain qualify for the next summer Olympics in 2024.

 

It was wonderful to have Jamie back. He is such an inspiring individual and a great role model for our pupils. He has worked incredibly hard to achieve what he has and we wish him all the best in the future. It was also lovely to know that Jamie is keen to get back here and help with some coaching, which again shows the close relationship the school has with the Old Cranleighans.

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