For Sport Relief, HITZ Officer Tom Leader and some of the HITZ Manchester learners did a bike ride from Manchester City Centre to the AJ Bell Stadium the morning of the game against Northampton and then a bucket collection outside and around the stadium.
It was great to see the lads interact with the Sale Sharks fans and raising money for a great charity. Thanks must go to the Eccles Duke of Edinburgh award winners that helped the HITZ Manchester learners with the bucket collection. The total amount of money raised was £432 which is fantastic, so thank you to everyone that donated.
Earlier this month, HITZ Manchester's participants visited one of the Sponsors of the programme Land Rover. Three of the HITZ learners John Chester, Calvin Crowley and Cole Esdaille went with HITZ Officer Tom Leader to the Land Rover Manufacturing Garage in Halewood, Liverpool. Upon arriving at Halewood the team were greeted by World Cup winner, and former Sale Sharks player Jason Robinson, who accompanied the group throughout the day.
To start the Land Rover Experience day, the lads, Tom and Jason went straight over onto the Experience track, where they rode in the Land Rover driven by Jason. This was a great experience, and a good chance for the HITZ participants to chat to Jason and have a World Cup winner drive them around.
After the excitement of the track, it was off into the Manufacturing Garage where John, Calvin, Cole, Tom and Jason went around the garage looking at the process of making a Land Rover, and the different parts, where they were shown everything it takes to get the finished product.
HITZ MAnchester would like to say a huge thanks to Land Rover, for a great day, and also a big thank you to Jason Robinson, who was great and knew so much about the programme and what the programme offers in Manchester.
If you are interested in participating or being involved with the HITZ Programme in any way please contact Tom Leader on 07415859535 or firstname.lastname@example.org
'The award winning HITZ programme tackles some of the greatest challenges facing young people today - unemployment, crime and disillusionment. Delivered nationally by Premiership Rugby and funded by national partners Barclays, Comic Relief, Land Rover and Wooden Spoon, HITZ uses rugby to increase young peoples resilience, self-reliance and confidence. It gives them the skills to get back into education, vocational training, apprenticeships and employment. HITZ gives thoses with no hope new hope.'