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Concrete Rugby introducing children to our sport

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Leicestershire schools are set to go head-to-head in a rugby tournament next week as part of the Concrete Rugby programme run by Tigers and partners Aggregate Industries.

Concrete Rugby, under the umbrella of the Leicester Tigers Foundation, is a six week programme where Tigers coaches introduce rugby to pupils in Years 7-9 across the region.
The coaches teach a range of skills including handling, tackling and game-play. Each session also includes a discussion on safety, exercise and well-being and over the last few weeks, pupils and teachers have been gearing up for the programmes tournament finale.
Teams from Humphrey Perkins School in Barrow upon Soar; Rushey Mead Academy in Leicester; Fullhurst Community College in Leicester and Newbridge High School in Coalville will put their skills into practise at Aggregates Industries HQ in Bardon Hill, Coalville next Tuesday.
Blaine Bonnin-Ward, Tigers rugby development officer who coaches the pupils, said: “The programme is a great way to introduce pupils to the sport, and to get them enjoying it.
“It’s incredible to see how far the pupils have come in just six week and the tournament is a great way to celebrate this.
“Over the course of this season, we’re hoping to reach more than 1,000 children and want to introduce Concrete Rugby to even more schools next season.
“The festival will be a fun opportunity to see the students put practice into play and it’s thanks to Aggregate Industries that we’ve been able to reach so many schools within the community already.”
Tigers will also take the Anglo-Welsh Cup, which the team won at the Twickenham Stoop earlier this month, to Aggregate Industries for photo opportunities.
To get involved with Concrete Rugby email [email protected] or for more information on Aggregate Industries visit www.aggregate.com