We aim to introduce rugby to children who may have never played a team sport or experienced the health and lifestyle benefits that the game of rugby can give them.
This would work in two ways. One being the children attending the club and being coached by qualified coaches to become part of the "rugby family" and develop together both physically and mentally. The second way being that we could take the rugby into their schools. The schools around us are not affluent and have various social and economic problems to deal with. We would go in and offer free coaching to the school to help their social and physical skills.
By working with the youngsters we would teach the key core elements of rugby that we call TREDS. These are Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship.
These five areas can be linked to the sport but also help them grow as individuals and hopefully develop into confident and capable adults.
Rugby has a special feeling of family that can carry on from extremely young through to the elderly. You know that the person has shown mental and physical bravery by playing the game but that they also know what it is to be a piece in the jigsaw. A part of a team. What it is like to be important to others.
Whilst the perception is that rugby is all rough and tumble, there is a a lot of intelligence to play. We can combine life skills subtly into games so that the player may learn something that then clicks inside them and they then can carry with them through life.
If we can get these teams together both at the club but in schools, we could create a community tournament where everyone comes together with the sole intention of having fun.
There is potential to do so much good in our area by engaging the young people, both boys and girls, of all abilities. We are an inclusive family.