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Gloucester Rugby need your help in the Aviva Community Fund!

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Gloucester Rugby are pleased to confirm that they have been selected for the next stage of the process in the Aviva Community Fund 2016.

Gloucester Rugby Community Charity are setting out to benefit from the Aviva Community Fund, and if successful will target a huge uptake in Women’s Rugby across the County.

The Aviva Community Fund provides vital funding for Community projects thanks to Premiership Rugby’s title sponsors Aviva. The process is decided by a public voting process which opened earlier this week!

You can find out more about our project and how to vote by clicking HERE – please take a look and cast your votes as winning this award will really help us to make a huge difference in the Community. And feel free to share the link around!

After signing up, you will have a maximum of ten votes to cast on the nominees, and after one month of the process, the winning bid will receive one of this year’s Aviva Community Fund.

The Gloucester Rugby Community Charity enhances people’s lives through sport, with a particular focus on those with social and other disadvantages.

The Community Team visit more than 100 schools across Gloucestershire each season offering sessions to more than 12,000 young people, plus an additional 2000 young people who will take part in educational sessions in our dedicated classroom at Kingsholm Stadium.

As well as this, the Community Team focuses on many programmes that they continue to offer going forward, and with the help of the Community Fund, will able to improve and reach even more young people and residents in the local area.

Programmes that the Gloucester Rugby Community Department carry out include;

– Tag rugby
– Secondary school coaching
– Rugby camps
– Educational programmes
– Anti-social behaviour
– Healthy living and wellbeing
– Mental health initiatives
– Support for local rugby clubs, community groups or charities
– Social inclusion
– Wheelchair rugby
– Girls/Women’s rugby

Being chosen for the Aviva Community Fund would be essential in the continuation of the high impact projects currently being delivered, but also allow for development of new programmes.

Which is where you come in!

By choosing the Gloucester Rugby Community Charity for the Aviva Community Fund, one of the areas aiming to expand would be the provision for women and girls. According to the National Agency of Sport, the rates of women and girls participation in sport is far lower than those in men.

This can be evidenced by the fact that there are 16 men’s teams in Gloucester, compared to only 2 women’s teams.

The aim is to help challenge stereotypes and break down barriers to participation. By using positive role models, the aim is to provide sessions with the ultimate aim of increasing the participation rate of girls playing rugby around Gloucestershire and joining local rugby clubs.

The benefits of the programme are to integrate the following core values within the sessions: Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship developing the girls as people, not just as a player.

Again, click HERE to find out more and to vote.

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