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Foundation launch five week heritage programme

Northampton Saints are a club steeped in heritage, which we are proud to share through our brand new five week programme. 

Our engaging and interactive content covers both the local area, world heritage and boasts strong curriculum links to World Wars.

Sessions run across five weeks, with each class receiving 10 hours in total. Each week, groups will receive one hour theory delivered by our Foundation education staff and a one hour practical rugby session, with heritage links, from the Northampton Saints Community coaching team.

Areas of focus 

  • Who are Northampton Saints and the clubs history  
  • Edgar Mobbs & The Mobbs’ Own (Local Area and WW1)
  • Frank Anderson (Black history)
  • Key Saints players’ in history
  • Arthur ‘Freddie’ Blakiston (WW1)
  • Take part in an adapted version of the Blackiston challenge

Liam Welch, Education Lead at Northampton Saints Foundation said 'Preserving the past and protecting the future is an important part of the Foundation who have its own heritage department dedicated to chronicling the history of Northampton Saints".

The support of young people has been a deep-rooted part of Northampton Saints since the club was founded in 1880 by Samuel Wathan Wigg, today we continue to use the values of rugby to inspire, support and educate young people through our education and social inclusion programmes.

Liam Welch, Education Lead

Liam continued "I am delighted to have developed this engaging and informative five week programme to deliver within schools which encompasses our heritage and education departments". 

The programme is suitable for those in key stage two and all sessions are delivered within your school. With two members of Northampton Saints staff in attendance, we ask to work with a minimum of two classes, to enable us to run our sessions on a rotation basis.

If you would like more information, or to book your programme for the 2022/2023 academic year, please email [email protected]