St Andrews Off To Twickenham thanks to Something to Chew On
14 May 2015 11:00am
By Stephen Thomas
120 pupils from across the country who have taken part in Premiership Rugby's Something To Chew On programme are to play in a tag rugby demonstration on the pitch at Twickenham ahead of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final.
Premiership Rugby's Something to Chew On programme aims to encourage healthy living habits amongst primary school pupils using rugby.
Something To Chew On is jointly funded by BT Sport's The Supporters Club, and Public Health England, who also provide the technical and advisory support for the programme.
The Supporters Club is BT Sport's charitable initiative that aims to build a better world through sport. BT Sport customers raise money for The Supporters Club which is used to change the lives of young people.
Over 7,000 boys and girls have already taken part in Something to Chew On, with almost half saying that they now consume fizzy drinks, snacks and crisps less frequently
Rugby's diversity makes it the perfect vehicle to drive a health and activity led initiative; as a sport rugby can offer playing opportunities and role models to children no matter their background or ability.
A team of 10 children from St Andrews C of E Primary in Levenshulme will be taking part in the Something To Chew On demonstration on the pitch. Pupils were chosen because of their great behaviour during the sessions
Our community coach, Jo Edwards, says: "It's a fantastic opportunity for the children to play at Twickenham".
If you are interested in taking part in this programme, or finding out any other programmes that the Sharks Community Trust offer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the Sharks Community Trust offices on 0161 667 7518.
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