The school’s rugby first XV will be on top of their game for their forthcoming Daily Mail Vase quarter-final after taking part in a state-of-the-art Nike Sparq training session last week.
Sparq is the performance training and testing brand that Nike use to find good athletes and has been used to assess over 44,000 sportsmen and women around the world. Their rugby initiative tests players throughout the country, including the England national sevens side, to give them a marker of their athleticism.
During the training session at Stockport Grammar, Nike’s top of the range equipment helped to measure the boys’ speed, power, agility, reaction and quickness. The squad performed impressively against the national benchmarks, with Mark Cox winning some Nike training equipment after proving to be the day’s eventual winner.
The first XV were due to play their Daily Mail Vase quarter-final at The Leys, Cambridge, last week, but the match has been postponed until after the half-term break. A win would put the boys into the semi-finals and just one win away from the once-in-a-lifetime experience of competing in the final at Twickenham.