Give it a try! building character through rugby

To deliver rugby programmes in state schools in Lambeth, Southwark & Lewisham that build character, resilience & confidence in young people.

We did it!

On 3rd May 2017 we successfully raised £110 with 2 supporters in 28 days

We use rugby as a tool to:

  • Build character, resilience and confidence in young people.
  •  Support the promotion and reinforcement of England Rugby’s core values: teamwork  respect  enjoyment  discipline  respect
  •  Broaden the reach of rugby through engagement with state schools to increase the number of schools and children playing the game.
  •  Develop “Whole School” programmes that offer rugby through school PE, competitive intra-school team development and breakfast, lunch and afterschool clubs.
  • Reinforce positive messages regarding health, wellbeing & good nutrition.
  • Offer & support player pathways for students from Y3 (primary) to Y10 (secondary) in terms of rugby development, through connections between primary schools, secondary schools and community rugby clubs.
  • Offer & support a school ambassador programme for students through England Rugby Young Leader courses and the England Rugby Young Rugby Ambassador programme.
  • Offer an exit route to students to transition from school to community club rugby, offering, where appropriate an elite player pathway.
  • Provide support to students with behavioural issues at school, through a one-to-one mentoring programme.
  • Offer financial support, where appropriate, to students experiencing exclusion from rugby at community club level due to financial barriers, to include support with playing subscriptions, playing kit and equipment (boots and mouth guards).
  • Provide training and placement opportunities to undergraduate students, through university links, as well as personal development opportunities for students from Y11 onwards in schools/colleges to train as coaches and develop as members of their community.
  • Provide personal development for teachers through the England Rugby suite of CPD courses to ensure schools can actively maintain rugby programmes in their schools.
  • Develop community based rugby programmes to offer rugby to local communities outside the school environment, engaging parents and children to further promote rugby and build social community cohesion.

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