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Urban Rugby Squad

Urban Rugby Squad

Premiership Rugby’s Urban Rugby Squad is looking to go one better for year two of the Urban Rugby Squad, run in partnership with BT Sport’s The Supporters Club, the broadcaster’s initiative that aims to build a better world through sport, and Restart Rugby, the Official Charity of The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA).

The ground-breaking initiative run by Premiership Rugby and its 12 clubs has already helped 778 young people and delivered 136 personal development workshops by community coaches on topics such as healthy relationships, anger management, drug and alcohol misuse and sexual health, with 57% of participants recording an increased level of knowledge on these topics.

Exeter Chiefs’ youngsters were crowned the winners of Premiership Rugby’s Urban Rugby Squad National Festival last season and they’re already maximising their vast potential as the programme launches year two.

The Premiership Rugby clubs came together in August for a Club Festival where an Urban Rugby Squad was selected to represent each Premiership Rugby Side, culminating in a National Festival at Worcester Warriors’ Sixways Stadium on 26 October.

Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “The year two launch marks a deepening of the excellent relationship between BT and Premiership Rugby. Together, we have not only grown the game of rugby but through Urban Rugby Squad, we are tapping into the special power of sport to help youngsters use rugby to better their lives.”
The beauty of the Urban Rugby Squad is that it takes rugby into new areas and communities.

The coaches are giving young people who’ve never played rugby before the chance to get involved in the game alongside mentoring sessions and developing their life skills.

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