Inclusive Rugby

Inclusive Rugby

Project Title: Inclusive Rugby

Funder: The Executive Office

Amount funded: £42,279

Dates: Project delivered October 2016 – March 2017

Project aim: To improve young people’s trust, respect and relations across the religious divide through rugby

Key achievements: 931 Key Stage 3 pupils from 40 Mainstream Schools and 365 pupils from 20 Special Educational Needs (SEN) Schools enjoyed taking part in the rugby twinning project. Pupils joined with those from other schools on a cross community basis and took part in:

  • Kingspan Stadium and Nevin Spence Centre tours
  • Sports themed good relations workshop
  • Values based rugby sessions
  • Club celebration events
  • Feedback from the project has been overwhelmingly positive with one of the key outcomes being that young people now feel more favorable towards others from different religious/community backgrounds.

Case study

Comments from School staff:

“Children where engaged and were able to learn in an enjoyable way. Great I liked how it was about lots of sports rather than just rugby”

“The sporting line crosses barriers”

“Very appropriate, pitched at correct level, inclusive, children unfamiliar with rugby engaged and enthusiastic, staff relate well, very impressed.”

“Great working alongside another school.”

For more information, contact David Johnston (Funding Manager) david.johnston@ulsterrugby.com