Even with the challenges presented by the national lockdown, the Leicester Tigers Community team have continued to work with our local schools, delivering our NBS Tag Rugby programme.
Now in its sixth year of delivery and supported by club partner Nottingham Building Society, the programme provides schools with five weeks of fun, inclusive rugby sessions delivered to pupils in Years 3 and 4.
Pupils also get the opportunity to take part in a fun festival with other local schools at the end of the year.
The club’s education and engagement manager, David McDonald, said: “The NBS Tag Rugby programme is fantastic way to introduce pupils to the game of rugby and develop key skills such as passing, catching and evasion through fun, energetic sessions.
“Our coaches are taking extra safety measures and adjusting how their sessions are delivered to reduce the Covid risk and make sure our activities are as safe for pupils as possible.”
Two schools have already completed their five weeks of sessions this term – Highcliffe Primary and All Saints Primary – with the programme being well received by pupils and teachers.
After her school took part in the programme last year, headteacher Diane Parry from Stanton under Bardon Primary school, said: “The children really enjoyed the sessions in school and the festival. There was excellent progression in skills and confidence. There was a fantastic festival, which was very well organised, and the children loved seeing Welford and getting their NBS t-shirts.”
Any school interested in taking part in the NBS Tag Rugby programme in the New Year can contact the team by emailing [email protected] or phone 0797 213 0106.