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SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS RETURNS FOR SECOND SERIES

SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS RETURNS FOR SECOND SERIES

SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS RETURNS FOR SECOND SERIES

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SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS RETURNS FOR SECOND SERIES

SKY Sport is proud to announce that School of Hard Knocks will return for its second season from 8.00pm, Tuesday October 24 on SKY Sport 1.

Hosted by former All Black and SKY Sport commentator John Kirwan, the eight-part series follows the journey of 15 vulnerable members of New Zealand society as they tackle issues surrounding unemployment, crime and poor health by using rugby and other fitness courses to deliver powerful life lessons. The show aims to create healthier relationships with their friends and family, and ultimately, better people. 

School of Hard Knocks Head coach and mentor, John Kirwan says:

“The reality of this show is that it’s not sugar coated and these struggles of poverty, crime and poor health are all very real in New Zealand society. It’s an incredibly real and personal journey for each and every one of these boys.

"Through the School of Hard Knocks programme we try and give them the tools to succeed, through education, a driver’s license, improved health levels, we’re hoping to create long lasting positive behavioural changes in the participants who take part in the course.”

SKY Sport 1 (channel 51) will screen all eight episodes from October 24th.

Episode 1 Tuesday 24th October – 8.00pm
Episode 2 Tuesday 31st October – 8.00pm
Episode 3 Tuesday 7th November – 8.00pm
Episode 4 Tuesday 14th November– 8.00pm
Episode 5 Tuesday 21st November– 8.00pm
Episode 6 Tuesday 28th November – 8.00pm
Episode 7 Tuesday 5th December – 8.00pm
Episode 8 Tuesday 12th December– 8.00pm

CREDITS
Coaches: Sir John Kirwan, Filipo Levi, 
Director: Simon Ogston
Executive Producers: Aj Johnson, Hugo Fitzsimmons
Producer: Hugo Fitzsimmons
Network Executives: Jeremy Hill, Annie Murray