Leicester Tigers is introducing rugby to schools and groups across Leicestershire as part of Project Rugby, a grassroots project designed to increase participation in under-represented communities.
Since the launch of Project Rugby in October, Tigers coaches have visited 10 secondary schools and colleges across the county, providing a 12-week introductory programme to the sport.
The club has approached schools and groups from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and from special educational needs and disability (SEND) communities with the aim of increasing participation and opportunities in rugby.
Sessions take place after school, outside of the curriculum, and give youngsters the chance to learn, play and develop the basic skills before moving towards tag and contact rugby.
Now the club is also venturing into targeted primary schools in 2018 to deliver a six-week programme as well as introducing them to their local rugby clubs.
In partnership with England Rugby and Premiership Rugby, Project Rugby aims to reach more than 12,000 participants by this summer by providing accessible opportunities to play rugby in 200 community locations across England.
If you’re interested in joining Tigers Project Rugby initiative or finding out more, please contact Tigers education manager David McDonald by emailing [email protected]