Leicester Tigers have launched a mixed ability programme to give adults with learning disabilities the chance to take part in FREE weekly rugby sessions.
Hosted at Leicester Forest RFC (LE3 3PJ) every Tuesday from 10.00am – 11.00am, adults can get involved in sessions that can are adapted for a variety of abilities and needs.
Part of the Mencap ‘Round the World Challenge’ in partnership with Sport England and The National Lottery, the aim is to support those with learning disabilities to get out and get active in a way that is flexible, fun and empowering.
People with a learning disability can face greater challenges in getting active, including being unable to find sports centres or having low confidence following bad experiences of sport in the past.
The free sessions ran by Leicester Tigers community teams are a part of the club’s special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) programme which uses rugby and sport to help create opportunities for all.
Tigers supporters at the weekend’s 14-8 win over Worcester Warriors at Welford Road, showed their support as the club welcomed more than 50 individuals on to the pitch at half-time to take part in a mixed ability rugby session.
The game was a part of the club’s ‘Celebrate Inclusion’ matchday, part of a 12 month project behind the scenes to raise awareness and promote the needs of supporters with physical and hidden disabilities at matchdays.
To get involved with the free sessions, or if you would like to organise a group session, please contact [email protected]