MAYOR OF LONDON - VRU
London Irish Foundation are delighted to have been awarded a grant to delivery the Mayor of London VRU programme.
The programme started the week commencing the 25th September 2023 and is being delivered by our Foundation team.
Our aims and objectives are to deliver 10 BEAT programmes and 3 team building activity and development camps.
We will look to engage with 360 young women and girls from targeted schools throughout our community.
Asian Sports Foundation
The London Irish Foundation works with the Asian Sports Foundation to improve involvement in rugby by women and girls by supporting a network of organisations in our local communities.
Programme delivery consists of engagement, retention and transition and is focused in areas where there are participants from ethnically diverse backgrounds.
Since staring the programme in 2022 the Foundation has seen growing interest in and around the game.
The Foundation are also running afterschool clubs to help the girls develop their skills further.
The aim is to develop participants into a position where they can take their rugby to the next level.
The response from the girls to date has been fantastic.
Project Rugby is a joint initiative between Premiership Rugby and Gallagher designed to increase participation in the game by people from traditionally underrepresented groups.
B.E.A.T - Maddy's Mark
The Foundation recently created and launched another of their B.E.A.T programmes.
The B.E.A.T project has been created in partnership with Maddy's Mark
The object of the programme is:
To deliver a 12-week programme with the aim of engaging children, young people and adults into education and business using the vehicle of rugby.
During the programme, 4 presentations - company visits will take place by experts and professionals in their field of education and career development.
The aim is to create further avenues into prospective employment.
B.E.A.T THE STREET
Beat the Street’ is an intervention programme for people affected by homelessness in and around the Borough of Spelthorne.
BEAT the Street not only introduces participants to rugby but runs workshops to help with mental health, addiction and aspects on how to move forward. The idea is to use rugby to get active, but by linking in its core values it highlights in other skills.
The HITZ programme is a national initiative by Premiership Rugby delivered by its clubs and is funded by its partners Land Rover and Wooden Spoon.
HITZ uses sport, mainly rugby, and focuses on its core values to help improve the personal lives and employability skills of disadvantaged young people aged 16-24.
BEAT is an 18-week Programme, commissioned by the City of London, for inner city London girls aged between 14 and 17.
The programme focusses on four key areas: business, education, active and transform to create a legacy for the girls who participate.
PREMIERSHIP CHAMPIONS APP
For teachers, by teachers.
An education programme delivered over three themes (six, seven and five sessions in each) and designed around the National Schools Curriculum.
LIFT THE BABY
Players from London Irish Rugby Club have teamed up with their Charitable Foundation and health chiefs to launch a major video campaign aimed at cutting baby deaths.
Six members of the team worked with the Foundation and NHS child safety staff from Berkshire on the video that was launched at the BT Centre in Central London, on Tuesday 25 June 2019 in conjunction with the official launch of the London Irish Foundation.
OUR IMPACT IN NUMBERS AS OF 31.07.2023
Without the support of the London Irish Foundation the Rugby Club at The Green School for Girls would not exist as there are not enough hours in the week or personnel to run it. After all that has been built and developed this year (2023), I do hope that our journey together can continue. Just thinking that the club may not be able to take place next year is devastating. The interest, the development of skills and the rugby community that has been built in our school is a joy to behold. In truth there would be a lot of tears if I had to announce the termination of the club. (I would be in tears too).
Toni Corbin - The Green School for Girls
I just wanted to drop you a line and say thank you once again for including us in your coaching scheme. I have been so impressed with the level of progress that our pupils have made over the past few weeks. Ben has been absolutely brilliant. He is totally on our pupils wavelength and has challenged and supported them in equal measure over the past few weeks. It is great to see the way he encourages and motivates the young people and he has already developed good relationships with many of the pupils he has been coaching at our school. Please pass on my thanks to him for all his efforts so far.
Richard Brown - Cricket Green School
Honestly, Ben was fab and the girls loved his session. He was really suited to the event. Feedback from schools on the day has been nothing but positive.
Rachel Hutchinson - South Bucks SGO
I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for the sports sessions that my students had with London Irish Foundation. They really enjoyed the experience of trying different games and being part of a team. Laurisa was great with the students, motivating them to join in, try their best and have fun, which they did! Every single student gave me a very positive feedback about the sessions, how it impacted them and how good they felt afterwards – so well done!
Sylwia Richards - Reading College Tutor
I feel the pupils have had a positive attitude towards the sport. For most pupils it would have been the first time they have touched a rugby ball. I feel it has been a big success at Meadow High school. The pupils were able to access the sport as the coaching was specific to meet the pupils needs. Laurisa had a good relationship with all the pupils.
Ceri Morgan - Meadow High - Physical Education Teacher
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