Prince Harry coaches rugby

Prince Harry is taking a coaching session for youngsters at Twickenham Stadium today. Harry is meeting schoolchildren to help increase participation in state schools

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Prince Harry: You've got to make rugby cool

The 'All Schools Programme' was launched last year with the aim of showing rugby union is a game that everybody can play and that it is not just for elite schools - like Eton College where Prince Harry went.

Prince Harry at Twickenham today Credit: Press Association

More than 100 secondary schools joined the project in 2012/13, and 100 more have signed up for 2013/14. Overall, the RFU hopes 750 schools will benefit from the scheme.

Harry took official RFU coaching qualifications on his gap year Credit: Press Association

Speaking at Twickenham, Prince Harry said: "There are so many good things about rugby. You've got to make rugby cool. I bet you can if you get your proper kit and put that up at school, you'll get more kids wanting to play."

Prince Harry dodges a tackle at Twickenham

Former England star Jason Robinson joked with Harry that he could make it into the England squad for the forthcoming World Cup in 2015, saying: "We're looking for a winger or a full-back."

Prince Harry avoids a tackle at Twickenham Credit: PA Wire

Jason Robinson also gave Prince Harry a pair of his boots. He told him: "I can't guarantee they'll get you into the England team, but you'll be quick."

One of the schools Harry helped coach today was the Rokeby School in Newham, east London.


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