Rugby 4 Life
The programme starts with one of our popular, non-competitive tag rugby festivals hosted by a local club and officiated by year 9/10/11 sports leaders. The focus for the festival is on skill development, game understanding but most importantly having fun! All attendees leave the festival with a smile on their face as well as a ‘Rugby 4 Life’ invitation to a pathway session at the club where they will meet the coaches, become familiar with the facilities and take part in a fun rugby session run by the club and assisted by Saracens Foundation staff.
Rugby 4 Life aims to create the chance and opportunity for young people to access and be a part of rugby, for life. As a Foundation we have a drive to give young people from traditional and non-traditional sporting backgrounds an avenue into local grassroot clubs, while also working with and developing sporting champions in those clubs to continue inspiring those who come through or engage with the Rugby 4 Life programme.
During our Rugby 4 Life pathway sessions, your local grassroot rugby club will take ownership of our young people’s continued positive experience through fun and exciting rugby sessions, followed by a club experience in which those new surroundings are explored. The Saracens Foundation will aim to understand further why young people don’t join their local grassroot club and work hard to solve the barriers for young people accessing their local club.
To get involved is quite simple, get in touch with your local School Sports Network and ask about the next Saracens Foundation Rugby 4 Life Tag Festival. If there isn’t one scheduled then get in touch with Michaeldobson@saracens.net to find out where your nearest local Rugby 4 Life Festival is taking place.