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Prince Harry has kicked off his role as a volunteer with the Rugby Football Union (RFU). The 20-year-old Prince surprised pupils at Greenfields Primary School in Shelfield, Walsall, West Midlands, by dropping in to help them master one of his favourite games.

Decked out in a navy blue Rugby Football Union tracksuit emblazoned with a red England rose, Harry shouted orders and encouragement at his group of 10 and 11-year-old boys and girls as they took part in a tag rugby match. Prince Harry will be making a number of visits to schools over the next six weeks during his stint as a volunteer Assistant Rugby Development Officer with the RFU as part of his gap year.

Prince Harry's new role is aimed at promoting the sport in England among children. Harry, who is a keen player himself, was in Australia as part of his gap year where he watched England triumph in the 2003 World Cup. “I'm really enjoying my time helping to coach rugby,” Harry said after the games lesson on the school playing field.

“The kids are great fun and I am looking forward to trying to encourage more kids around the country to play rugby - after all, we are the world champions.” Prince Harry, who has recently passed his Regular Commissions Board (RCB), also passed his Level 1 rugby coaching qualification after a recent weekend of training which took place at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire. This allows him to teach non-contact tag rugby and 15-a-side rugby.

Terry Burwell, the RFU‘s Community Rugby and Operations Director, said: "On behalf of the RFU, I am delighted that Prince Harry has started his work to help deliver our wide-ranging Community Rugby programme. "The development officer‘s role is to promote the game in England, improve playing and coaching standards and increase and retain participation in the game at all youth levels. It is an honour to have Prince Harry helping us to do that.

"He has passed the relevant training, including a Level 1 course in coaching tag (non-contact) and contact rugby, and is working with children of all ages in schools, clubs and communities to help them improve their understanding of the game."

Greenfield Primary School in Shelfield, Walsall is one of 7,000 schools in which the RFU work in partnership with the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to provide coaching to schools, clubs, and communities throughout England.