London Broncos help deliver first ever Rugby League Festival for primary school pupils in London
Author : Broncos Media
Broncos help deliver first ever Rugby League Festival for primary school pupils in London
Scores of primary school pupils experienced playing Rugby League for the first time as part of a festival organised by Broncos Community Project and Wandsworth School Games.
Hosted at Rosslyn Park Rugby Club, the festival was attended by 146 children from 15 schools with pupils in years three and four able to participate in an engaging programme of activities.
The festival was led by former Broncos Academy player and Community Officer Max Savage.
With first-team players Dalton Grant, Oli Leyland, Bill Leyland, Rob Tuliatu, Max Allen and Sitiveni Moceidreke helping participants develop new skills in a fun and supportive environment.
The Broncos’ team mascot Buck was also on hand to pose for photos and join in the fun as part of Broncos Community Project’s commitment.
To inspiring people to reach their full potential and make new connections through the power of Rugby League.
London Broncos Community Manager John Keynes said the festival was a huge success and helped the club connect a new audience to Rugby League.
“It was excellent to see so many young faces trying Rugby League for the very first time,” said John.
“The festival epitomised what Broncos Community Project aims to achieve.
By providing people with a platform to experience Rugby League in a supportive environment where they can develop individual and team skills and make friends.
“The first-team players who supported the event really inspired the pupils and hopefully they’ll go away with a greater understanding of our sport and perhaps consider playing themselves.
“We are grateful to Wandsworth School Games and Rosslyn Park Rugby Club for their support in delivering the festival and look forward to working again very soon.”
The Wandsworth School Games is hosted by Southfields Academy,
And supports a network of 118 primary, secondary and special schools to develop physical education, activity and school sport across Wandsworth.
The Games are managed by the Youth Sport Trust on behalf of Sport England and provide a balanced and inclusive programme of events, festivals and competitions to schools and pupils.
Nick Miller, School Games Organiser for Wandsworth, said: “We’d like to thank London Broncos for their hard work and support in organising this event.
“It is great to develop a new working relationship with the club’s community programme and we look forward to linking up with the team again in the future.
We’re also grateful to Rosslyn Park for hosting the event and appreciate their support to provide new opportunities for our pupils at Wandsworth Schools.”
Richard Slaw, PE Lead Teacher at Penwortham Primary School who participated on the day, added: “It was amazing for all the children to take part in such a fun and inclusive event.
“The pandemic has been tough on children and meant they have missed out on taking part in festivals like this.
Therefore, the focus on learning and developing new skills was perfect.”
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