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Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme

Read more to find out if a school near you is getting free Tag Rugby coaching from London Wasps

On Monday 9th September, the London Wasps Community Schools Programme sprang into action after 6 weeks off for Summer. Within London Wasps programme of community schools engagement sits the Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme.

What is the Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme?
Aviva Premiership Rugby's key legacy project, the Aviva Schools Programme is now in its fourth season.

The 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. It 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.”

The Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme is aimed at Key Stage 2 pupils. Each Premiership Rugby club will work with two classes at 50 schools.

In September and October 2013, the London Wasps Community Team will be delivering elements of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme in the following schools;

  • Barley Hill Primary School, Thame
  • Prestwood Junior School, Prestwood
  • St Andrews CE Primary School, Oxford
  • The Stoke Poges School, Stoke Poges
  • Thomas Harding Junior School, Chesham
  • Watlington Primary School, Watlington
  • Westfield School, Bourne End

How can I get involved in the London Wasps Community Schools Programme?
There are lots of ways to get involved with our schools programme. You could receive in or after school coaching, host a Teacher Education workshop or visit us on a London Wasps matchday at Adams Park Stadium.

For more information, click here or contact the London Wasps Community Team on 01494 531122.