Australian rugby legend David Campese visits school

David Campese with staff and students from Boundary Oak School
David Campese with staff and students from Boundary Oak School

IN THE run up to the England v Australia game at Twickenham, Boundary Oak School welcomed International Australian rugby legend David Campese.

The former Australian Rugby Union star shared his passion and motivation, answering questions from the pupils about his sporting career. In particular he spoke about the importance of enjoyment and learning to fail.

Boundary Oak School Headmaster, James Polansky commented: ‘It was fantastic to see such a great rugby star share his knowledge and expertise with our pupils. His passion was infectious, and his drive and motivation were inspiring. His session gave an excellent insight into his mindset - the two main themes he spoke about ‘enjoyment’ and ‘learning to fail’ resonated strongly with our pupils. We all felt invigorated, inspired and privileged to have taken part in such a wonderful event.’

David Campese – known affectionately as Campo - represented Australia for 15 years and New South Wales for 11 years, and achieved the world record for the highest number of tries in international test match rugby (64). David is one of only 50 players in rugby history who played over 100 games for their country. He was inducted into the Rugby Hall of Fame in 2001, and was presented the ‘Legends’ Oscar at the 55th Oscars Midi Olympique in 2008.