The Phase Three delivery in January and February of our Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme will focus on schools in High Wycombe, Marlow and Windsor at the Key Stage Two of learning.
What is the Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme?
Aviva Premiership Rugby’s key legacy project, the Aviva Schools Programme, kicked off its third season in September 2012. 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.
This 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. 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.
Programme Coordinator Ben Smiley told wasps.co.uk, "The Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme has enabled us to engage with hundreds of children, and provide them with an introduction to their local rugby club. We hope that this commitment from Aviva will help to improve the strength and depth of grassroots rugby within our Community; and nationally."
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."
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