Coach Stu and his team of passionate, friendly and skilled coaches have been working with us at Ocean Academy to develop our sporting provision through PE and after school clubs. From the beginning, Stuart was warm, knowledgeable and engaging to the children, staff and parents of our community.

His coaching style is excellent and suits all learners as it is impossible to not be engaged by his infectious positivity. He uses positive behaviour management excellently and develops respect at all times.

Stu looks to go above and beyond his original duties and strives to develop the rugby skills, attitudes and confidence of our pupils. The children at our school look forward to their sessions with Rippa Rugby and, as a school, I can not recommend their work highly enough. Thank you.

Loren Tharme

Ocean Academy

I have been very impressed with Rippa Rugby and how you undertake your business.
It's inspiring how you have grown the business and the people you have working for you. Your coaches and yourself are very professional but at the same time have fun with the children, great to see. Early days but you are one of 27 clubs and to be honest the best.

I want to develop Rugby in the school and a team for the children. It's great to have you on board.

Chris Brown

Clubs Co-ordinator, Teacher of Games and LSA, Jewell Academy

Rippa Rugby was introduced to our School in September 2015 by Stuart Gallacher.
The impact was immediate through his inspirational coaching and teaching style. He has the ability to engage children across the whole age range at our school through interactive, well structured sessions. He has also worked with class teachers to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence with very positive outcomes. I would recommend Rippa Rubgy without any hesitation.

John Bagwell

Headteacher, Parley First School

We have had Coach Stu in for a term, teaching Tag Rugby to our year 6 children within curriculum time.
With his enthusiastic manner, he engaged all children in fun, fast paced sessions. Throughout this term our children were able to develop their rugby skills alongside their confidence. Emphasis was always set on team spirit and respect for each other. As well as this the launch of the after school club has been a real benefit for our children. They love the games and the emphasis on respect and team work. We would definitely recommend Coach Stu to other schools with his professional approach and obvious passion for the sport.

Laura Dighton

Heatherlands Primary School

Rippa Rugby has been a fantastic addition to the clubs our school offers.
Stuart is brilliant with all of the children and we are particularly impressed in the way that he continuously promotes positive sporting attitudes, team spirit and sports discipline. Rippa Rugby has also delivered high quality PE lessons, with lesson plans for us to keep, to our year 5 & 6, allowing our staff a high quality CPD opportunity as they worked alongside Stuart. Our children (boys and girls) are now genuinely excited about playing tag rugby.

Canford Heath Junior School

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