Community Foundation continues to flourish for 2015

Thursday 15 January 2015 Written by: Adam

With the first half of the 2014-15 season now complete the Falcons Community Foundation will be taking on even more in 2015!

This half term the Foundation continue the delivery of their brand new Greggs Tackling Health programme, this time in breakfast club schools throughout Newcastle city centre and the surrounding area.

Children will receive this free of charge programme for six weeks, culminating in a tag festival where they can display their newly learnt tag rugby skill set. Over the course of the six weeks they will also be taught the basics of healthy eating education and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Premiership Rugby’s flagship healthy eating project Something to Chew On will also continue this half term in schools throughout County Durham. This year’s programme will include a number of new schools who have never worked with the Foundation before as they extend work further into South Durham through new Durham Development Officer Phil Wallis.

Brand new for 2015 is also the EHRC funded Women and Girl’s strand of the Rugby for All Premiership Rugby programme. This targets non-traditional rugby groups and supports the growth of the sport through schools delivery to targeted areas.

The Women and Girls strand of the programme encompasses secondary school delivery at Under 15 age group with lessons during school time and after school clubs promoting participation. As well as the schools aspect there are transition days and talent ID camps held at local clubs and Kingston Park.

Aviva Tackling Numbers continues in schools throughout Cumbria thanks to Cumbria Development Officer Keith Robinson, spreading numeracy skills and rugby throughout the North West.

Alongside the Premiership Rugby programmes the Community Foundation are also working with Durham School Sports Partnership supporting primary delivery in schools throughout County Durham, and continuing to support our School Sports Apprenticeship programme in over ten schools around the region at both Level 2 and Level 3.