Over 18 players were in attendance last night as the RPA hosted a nutritional skills workshop at the Main Ingredient cooking school in Berkhamsted.
A range of players from England Women, England Men’s 7s, London Irish and Saracens took to the kitchen to brush up on their cooking skills and learn a variety of easy and nutritious recipes, with a particular focus on chicken and carb-free suppers. Under the guidance of Main Ingredient owners Flip Woods and Hoops Anderson, and organised in conjunction with the RPA’s Personal Development Programme (PDP), the players were taken through a ‘chicken dinner in three ways’ demonstration, a team juicing challenge, and the opportunity to create their very own nutritious meal from scratch. Led by their Personal Development Managers, Kim Johnson (England Women and London Irish) and Caroline Guthrie (England 7s and Saracens), the evening proved to be a huge success, creating an opportunity for the players to step out of their comfort zone, learn new skills and prepare for life after rugby. One player who enjoyed the evening was RPA Player Representative for Saracens, George Kruis. The England lock said: “It was really good to get together with other players from across English rugby and collectively experience a range of different recipes and kitchen skills, all in an aim to continue progressing our personal development and enhance our interests outside of rugby.” The players in attendance were; George Kruis (Saracens), Oskar Hirskyj-Douglas, Tom Ffitch, Henry Martin, Cameron Cowell (England 7s), Matt Williams, Jacob Atkins (London Irish), Katie Mason, Emily Scarratt, Rachael Burford, Lotte Clapp, Lauren Cattell, Katy Mclean, Natasha Hunt, Fiona Pocock, Kay Wilson, Sarah Hunter and Abbie Brown (England Women).
For more information on the RPA’s Personal Development Programme please contact Ben McGregor on 07889 601 696 or bmcgregor@theRPA.co.uk For more information on Main Ingredient click here.