High school sponsors two Aussie Rules PE teachers

Australian Rules football - The Adelaide Crows in action
Australian Rules football - The Adelaide Crows in action

A Calderdale High School will sponsor two Australian Rules Footballers.

Rastrick High School PE teachers Jason Battye and Brandon Fletcher are both star players from the Huddersfield Rams.

Now a deal has been struck which will see the school sponsor the pair in recognition of the support the Rams have given them in their playing careers.

Rams captain Jason, who has also represented England and Great Britain, said: “The school regularly uses The Rams’ coaches, clothing and equipment in delivering a more culturally diverse curriculum to its students, and we are extremely grateful that the school is willing to assist us with the running cost at the club”.

Aussie Rules is proving to be a big hit with both boys and girls at Rastrick.

The sport promotes teamwork, positive attitudes and develops high fitness levels, and complements the traditional sports that are taught in PE lessons.