May 12, 2013
Focus on the Foundation - Blast
The Saracens Sport Foundation BLAST programme works with new to rugby secondary schools within the Barnet area. Schools receive intense curriculum delivery from our expert community coaches which is supported by additional extra curricular opportunities ranging from after school clubs to festivals hosted at Allianz Park.
Aimed at 12 and 13 year olds, it is our intention that schools will become self sustained and rugby will integrate into the schools curriculum. For this to happen, equal focus is given both to the pupil’s development and to providing staff with opportunities to develop their knowledge by attending training courses and fixture nights. This is also a fantastic opportunity for school staff to officiate under our own coach’s guidance.
Working closely with local rugby clubs to provide transition opportunities, a significant number of students have taken up the opportunity to participate in rugby outside of their curriculum time: Hendon RFC now run an under 16’s side made up of 14 students, representing 6 nationalities, from schools directly involved with the BLAST programme.
For more information about the BLAST project please contact Josh Ward on 0203 675 7245 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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