Rugby4All is Premiership Rugby programme funded by Department of Culture, Media and Sport, in partnership with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to promote diversity and equality in rugby.
The programme aims to increase the number of women and girls involved in the sport and to promote the game among Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups.
The programme aims to recruit and train 240 BME coaches. In high BME communities, 1,800 primary school children will be given opportunities to try rugby, and there will be taster sessions for 600 11-15 year olds with 240 of them progressing into a player development programme.
The new programme will also provide 7,200 secondary school girls with the chance to play rugby, and support female players to join local rugby clubs. In addition, 480 teachers and volunteers will be trained to support the growth of girls rugby.
We aim to engage with local schools within the local community where rugby is not a curriculum sport, therefore creating the opportunity for new players and teachers to experience the game of rugby in a comfortable and safe environment, from the introductory experience we then encourage the players to join their local rugby club. A current issue with underrepresented groups within the game of rugby is the lack of role models, another strand of the programme is to train and educate new coaches from those underrepresented communities in order to increase participation within those communities.
If you would to know more information about this project, please contact: Tomas Gamage – Sport Development Officer - Tel: 0203 675 7247 - Email: email@example.com