Project Rugby is a joint initiative between Premiership Rugby and Gallagher designed to increase participation in the game by people from traditionally underrepresented groups.
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.
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.
GREGGS TACKLING HEALTH
The Tackling Health programme is an interactive project for children aged between seven – eight. The programme takes a holistic approach to teaching children about their own health, wellbeing and about leading a healthy lifestyle with a rugby focus.
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.
THE PRINCES TRUST TEAM PROGRAMME
In 2019 the London Irish Foundation partnered with Adviza to deliver the Prince’s Trust Team Programme in Reading.
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
I wanted to let you know we had very positive feedback from the students after Tuesday's session with Theo.One of our very challenging students comment was “I feel so much better than I did this morning Miss after doing rugby.
Belinda North - Cranbourne School
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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