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Try It, Love It, Club It Programme

London Wasps launch a new coaching project in partnership with Wooden Spoon

On 28 February we began the delivery of a new coaching project in Buckinghamshire called "Try It, Love It, Club It" in partnership with Wooden Spoon; which will see London Wasps engaging with Key Stage 3 special schools in the county for the first time with a view to starting Buckinghamshire's first Disability Rugby Club. The Tag Rugby programme is aimed at Yr 7 and Yr8 children from these 10 schools;

  • Pebble Brook School, Aylesbury
  • White Spire School, Bletchley, Milton Keynes
  • Chiltern Way Federation, Wendover Campus, Aylesbury
  • Chiltern Way Federation, Prestwood Campus, Prestwood
  • Stony Dean School , Amersham
  • Slated Row School , Milton Keynes
  • The Gatehouse School, Milton Keynes
  • The Penn School, Penn, High Wycombe
  • Alfriston School, Beaconsfield
  • Furze Down School, Winslow, Aylesbury

Each school will receive 6 weeks of Tag Rugby coaching between the February half-term and the Easter holidays, before being invited to participate in a showcase Celebration Festival prior to London Wasps Aviva Premiership Rugby fixture against Leeds Carnegie on Sunday 17th April. The Festival will enable the players to practice their skills and socialise with other schools in Buckinghamshire.

Following the launch of the project, Tim Holmes, RFU Rugby Development Office for Buckinghamshire told, "The project is a fantastic opportunity for special schools in the county to participate in a sustainable rugby activity delivered by London Wasps. The project will provide meaningful competition to all the schools involved with the aim of growing the sport at grassroots level through participation of the children and training of the staff both at school and at club with the link to a professional club. The Teacher Education Session delivered at Aylesbury RFC in February was a huge success and will help to provide sustainability of our sport in the schools for years to come."