The Rugby Initiative
Almost 1,000 young people have been helped by
The Prince's Trust xl rugby initiative since 2004. In 2012 Get
Started with Rugby will be delivered at eight of the
12 Premiership Rugby clubs.
and xl clubs
The Prince's Trust xl club targets 13 to 19 year olds and
aims to improve pupils attendance, self-esteem, confidence,
motivation and social skills. Rugby helps to build these skills
which are also needed in the world of work and further
As part of the initiative young people take part in multiple tag
rugby sessions, are given access to players and educational
materials as well as coaching from union staff on nutrition and
Get Started with Rugby
Get Started with Rugby aims to tackle the very
roots of social disadvantage by offering 16-25 year olds furthest
from the job market the opportunity to increase their confidence,
skills and employability through using rugby as a vehicle for
personal development. The programme helps them overcome barriers
preventing them moving into work, education or training.
As part of QBE's commitment to develop rugby
at a grassroots level, they are funding the Prince’s Trust Get
Started with Rugby Programme, to be delivered at eight of the
12 Premiership Rugby clubs. Find out more
about our partnership with QBE.
David Spruce, Operations Director, QBE European Operations, and
Chair of The QBE Foundation (Europe) said:
The QBE Foundation is proud to support
opportunities that allow individuals and groups to live more
independently, successfully and productively. By using rugby to
engage young people, The Get Started with Rugby initiative will
provide a unique experience for 16-25s by challenging their
perceptions of learning, teaching them new skills and encouraging
HSBC and the Prince‘s Trust have announced a collaboration that will see disadvantaged young people involved in the Prince’s Trust Fairbridge programme benefit from exclusive rugby coaching sessions.
The Prince's Trust will be the benefiting charity of this weekend's London Irish game against the Northampton Saints, continuing this successful partnership.
QBE, the business insurance specialist, Premiership Rugby and The Prince’s Trust have teamed up to change young lives through the Get Started with Rugby programme across England.
On the 11th March, the Welsh xl clubs taking part in RBS 6 Nations with The Prince’s Trust were invited to the Millennium Stadium to watch The Captain’s Run, the final training session of the RBS 6 Nations for the Welsh Rugby team.
February and March saw The Prince’s Trust run the first ever ‘Get Started with Rugby’ courses delivered in partnership with Worcester Warriors Rugby Club at the Sixways Stadium.