Project Title: Women’s Rugby World Cup Pre-legacy event Phase I
Funder: Department for Communities
Amount funded: £40,000
Dates: Project delivered January 2017 – March 2017
To increase participation amongst young females (P6 & P7) and people with disabilities from socially deprived areas, utilising the reach and hook of the WRWC (August 2017).
- Visiting The Nevin Spence Centre and Kingspan Stadium
- Sporting cultures workshop
- Values based rugby sessions
- Club blitzes
- In conjunction with these activities, volunteers from 3 Clubs progressed through a capacity building programme with Sported to improve their female infrastructure.
A total of 368 pupils from mainstream schools and 64 pupils from SEN schools took part in project activities with 3 new U12 club female teams being established.
The project was very successful in engaging underrepresented people with sport and connecting them with long term opportunities. Feedback also suggested a reduced stigma of female sport and an enhanced awareness of rugby opportunities.