Dallaglio RugbyWorks, set up in 2009, uses rugby to help young people tackle lifes challenges.
Since 2012, we are funding and delivering our own national project, a very ambitious youth development and social inclusion programme: Dallaglio RugbyWorks. It uses rugby as the vehicle to target at risk youths, and gives them the opportunity to become part of a team while tackling serious social issues, from youth crime, to lack of engagement in education.
Working in Pupil Referral Units, our coaches work with young people at increased risk of long-term unemployment, criminality and imprisonment. Their self esteem and confidence is low, motivation sparse and family support often minimal leading to emotional and behavioural difficulties and as a result they are excluded from mainstream education. They are in desperate need of stability, focus and encouragement and this is where we come in. We have designed a programme to help make them more employable through a three-stage journey of:
Engagement – minimising the impact of their past
Integration – making better decisions in the present, and
Achievement – planning for a more successful future.
Our coaches provide bespoke personal development plans, career advice and employability opportunities for each young person to help them into the next stage of education or employment and beyond.
We are currently are in 12 London Boroughs, Bristol, South Wales and Newcastle with plans to expand to more cities.
For youth as for research, from the most talented needing financing right through to the disadvantaged needing motivation and purpose, via our events or delivering our programmes, we will find a way to help.
Thank you for supporting us.