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Tigers launch year two of Urban Rugby Squad

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Leicester Tigers' youngsters are raring to go and are already maximising their potential as Premiership Rugby's Urban Rugby Squad programme launches year two.

The Urban Rugby Squad is run by the Tigers Foundation and helps young people aged 14-16 from disadvantaged communities across the Tigers region.
In its first year, the scheme helped young people bydelivering personal development workshops on topics such as anger management and sexual health.
The Tigers programme involves free rugby at a number of community sites, and rugby development officer Blaine Bonnin-Ward will conduct weekly sessions as he tries to impact their lives.
Year two of Urban Rugby Squad is run in partnership with BT Sport’s The Supporters Club, the broadcaster’s initiative that aims to build a better world through sport, and Restart Rugby, the Official Charity of The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA).
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “The year two launch marks a deepening of the excellent relationship between BT and Premiership Rugby. Together, we have not only grown the game of rugby but through Urban Rugby Squad, we are tapping into the special power of sport to help youngsters use rugby to better their lives.”
The clubs will come together in August for a club festival where an Urban Rugby Squad will be selected to represent each Premiership Rugby side, culminating in a National Festival in the autumn.
For more information about Urban Rugby Squad run in partnership with BT Sport’s The Supporters Club and Restart Rugby including how to get involved, please visit premiershiprugby.com/UrbanRugbySquad and join the conversation #RugbyChangingLives