Sam Tomkins has teamed up with Boots 'n' All for Sky Sports Living for Sport
Last Updated: March 14, 2013 9:58am
Sam Tomkins has teamed up with Boots 'n' All and Sky Sports Living for Sport for a new mini-series that's different class.
The Wigan and England international is transferring his inspirational form from the pitch to the classroom in 'Sam's Team', a show that aims to re-engage pupils in education through sport.
We'll follow Sam as he goes into two schools to meet young people having difficulties in areas such as discipline, attendance and low self-esteem and attempts to build a rugby league club.
Together with Sky Sports Living for Sport - a free secondary schools initiative run in conjunction with the Youth Sport Trust that uses sport stars to increase attainment - Sam will help the pupils tackle a range of issues head on.
He'll attempt to build a squad of 20 players supported by six media officers, six marketing people and two assistant coaches - as well as two kit people - to show that sport can open the doors to many opportunities.
But will the pupils buy into his vision and form a team capable of playing a competitive match against another school by the end of the series?
Follow their journey right here...
Sam's Team Archive
EPISODE 3: Sky Sports News presenter John Davies gives the media team some insights into dealing with the pressures and demands of working in journalism, including working in front of a camera, interviewing high-profile stars and getting up for work at 2.30am! Join John and the team as they practice different scenarios and start getting to grips with interview technique. Meanwhile, Sam calls the team together for their first training session...
EPISODE 1: It's back to school for Sam as he meets the pupils for the first time and finds out about the difficulties some of them are facing. The recruiting process begins as Sam outlines his vision to build a fully functioning Rugby League club. Plus, find out what life was like for Sam at school and how rugby not only helped him make his mark but taught him discipline and how to respond to authority.
For more information on Sky Sports Living for Sport - including how to nominate your school to take part - simply visit the website.