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Premiership Rugby welcomes a new era for sport in the UK

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Premiership Rugby welcomes the publication of the Government’s new strategy for sport – Sporting Future. Following consultation across the sport sector including with Premiership Rugby, the strategy sets out significant changes to the way sport will be delivered across England in the next decade.

“Over the past 10 years, we have supported a cross-departmental approach to sport, working with the Department for Education, Public Health England, Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Equality and Human Rights Commission," said Wayne Morris, Community and CSR Director at Premiership Rugby.

"We are fully supportive of Sport England expanding its funding streams beyond National Governing Bodies and we believe strongly in the importance of programmes which help children develop a sporting habit for life from an early age.

"Premiership Rugby has an outstanding track record of growing participation in underrepresented groups and in delivering targetted outcomes for children, young people and adults in physical health, mental health, individual development, social and community development, and economic development.” 
 
Click here to read the new strategy for sport – Sporting Future
 
Through our BreakThru campaign, we utilise the power sport has to change lives. Our award-winning HITZ programme supports almost 1,000 young people who are not in education, employment or training. These young people have gained 1,200 qualifications including numeracy and literacy, as well as receiving life skills including financial management and employability training. To date, 370 learners have completed the programme and 85% have already secured a job, an apprenticeship or a place at college.
 
Something To Chew On – which we run in partnership with Public Health England – helps tackle the childhood obesity epidemic by improving physical literacy and healthy lifestyle choices of 20,000 primary school children. The On The Front Foot programme – run in partnership with the Department for Education – helps develop character and resilience in 17,000 primary and secondary school aged children through the power of rugby.
 
Click here to see the details of all of Premiership Rugby’s BreakThru community programmes

Morris added: “Premiership Rugby is committed to helping increase participation in underrepresented groups including Women and Girls, BAME communities and young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
 
“In the last 12 months, 3,086 new BAME players and 4,225 girls have been introduced to rugby through our Rugby4All project and our Urban Rugby Squad programme has provided participation and personal development opportunities for young people from some of the country’s most disadvantaged communities.
 
“We are also delighted to see a new focus on working with organisations that have a proven track record of being able to access and inspire these groups to help address this inequality. We look forward to working with Sport England, the Department for Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) and other Government departments to help implement this exciting new strategy.”
 
Premiership Rugby – Our Story 
 

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