This September, Sharks Community Trust will re-commence delivery of the programme, for the third consecutive year. The Tag rugby programme, which comes with a £2m investment from Aviva, is an initiative which introduces more than 39,000 young people each season to rugby union through tag rugby, creating a vibrant and effective rugby legacy in England.
The scheme targets new-to-rugby, non-traditional rugby schools and provides five weeks of coaching and teacher training, grassroots club links, plus resources for the school to continue to play rugby in the future.
Sarah Loughran, Head of Corporate Sponsorship at Aviva added "Key for Aviva was the ability for us to be able to deliver a sustainable legacy as part of the partnership that we have with Premiership Rugby. In the delivery of the Aviva Schools Programme we are seeing lasting results through 1200 teachers each year continuing to be able to teach Tag in their schools and so hopefully inspire the next generation of rugby players to take up the sport whilst impacting over 40,000 children each season."
Sharks Community Trust have been delivering the programme this last season to areas including Salford, Stockport, Bury, Ellesmere Port, Congleton; coaching over 3000 Year 3 children in over 50 schools.
All the schools that were involved in the Aviva Premiership Rugby programme received
5 weeks of tag rugby coaching
4 Aviva Rugby Ball
1 set of Aviva rugby tags
A Sharky Visit to the school
As well as a Festival of Rugby at a local rugby club, an invitation to attend an open training session at their local club and all the Teacher Education required so that the youngsters and schools can continue their rugby programme.
If your school would like to take part in or if you would like more information on the Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme then please contact Helen Stuart on 0161 286 8888 ext 268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org