Tyne Met Rugby Excellence students contributing greatly to the community

Friday 21 October 2022 Written by: Adam

Falcons Community’s Rugby Excellence Programme with Tynemet has had a fantastic start to the year, with all 70 of this year’s cohort have not only made a great start academically and on the rugby pitch but also greatly contributing to the community.

In such a short space of time, the students have made a great effort to help where possible. For every Newcastle Falcons home match, they have volunteered as ball crew, to ensure all games run smoothly. For the last two home games, the students have helped with a bucket collection for ‘Lulu’s Teenage Cancer Trust Fundraiser’ and ‘The Red Sky Foundation’.

Additional to this, they all underwent an RFL referee course to gain their referee qualification. As well as this being a great skill to gain, they were all able to utilise what they had learnt and helped run and referee ‘The Squads on the Tyne’ festival at Kington Park.

The following day, the students also gave up their time to help volunteer for the opening ceremony of the Rugby League World Cup.

If this programme is of interest to you, Falcons Community is hosting an open training event, calling any male and female u16s to get involved in a taster session at Kingston Park. There is no requirement to sign up.

For more information, please contact **adam.pollock@tynecoast.ac.uk**