Sam Tomkins inspires pupils in 'Sam's Team'

Wed 20th Feb '13

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Wigan and England Rugby League international Sam Tomkins has teamed up with Boots ‘n’ All and Sky Sports Living for Sport for a new mini-series that’s a 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.

The mini-series will 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 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?

Sam and the pupils will get plenty of specialist advice along the way from experts from the world of sport, media and marketing – including Leeds and England captain Kevin Sinfield, Sky Sports News presenter John Davies and World Cup Communications Executive Tom Coates.

The youngsters will also get the chance to visit Wigan's training ground and the DW Stadium to learn some lessons from a Super League Club and to see Sam in action.

To find out how they get on, watch the first episode of Sam’s Team on this week’s Boots ‘n’ All, at 6pm this Wednesday on Sky Sports 3 HD.