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Matt Bailey

Dallaglio Cycle Slam

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My story

[p][b]This May I am doing Stage 1 of the Dallaglio Cycle Slam to raise money for RugbyWorks.[/b][/p][p]We will be cycling approximately 510km from Evian – Chamonix – Verbier – Brig – Bellinzona and finishing in Como climbing 11,600m over 5 days along the way! [/p][p][b]Why am I doing this? It combines three great passions of mine; cycling, rugby and children's education.[/b][/p][p][b]RugbyWorks[/b] is very similar to [b]The Teenage Wilderness Trust[/b] which is the charity I set up in 2011. Like TWT, their aim is to inspire and motivate young people who are struggling with their education. Rugby is the tool used to build self esteem and grow trusting relationships so they can avoid the risk of permanent exclusion.[/p][p]Their goal is to reduce the threat of long term unemployment in young adults and give them a fighting chance of finishing their education with meaningful qulaifications.[/p][p]Youth unemployment is threatening the material and mental wellbeing of a whole generation of young people in the UK. Dallaglio RugbyWorks exists to tackle this issue for those at most risk of long-term unemployment; teenagers who have been permanently excluded from mainstream education in Alternative Provision (AP) schools. In the challenging AP environment, a significant number do not receive any meaningful qualifications, only 1.2% achieve 5 GCSEs with English and Mathematics while 52% of their mainstream peers do. [/p][p]Coupled with this, careers advice and employability support is often non-existent. The consequence of this environment is simple; permanent exclusion all but shatters a young person’s chance of transitioning into long-term employment. At Dallaglio RugbyWorks, they offer a free service to AP schools, delivering a long-term skills development programme as a regular part of the curriculum. [/p][p]They use rugby as a tool to engage the students and build strong, trusting relationships with their coaches as well as essential skills like teamwork, communication and respect. They are then introduced to an ambitious programme of employability workshops and workplace visits with their network of partners; opportunities not otherwise available to them, but key to increase their employment prospects. [/p][p]Working with around 350 young people nationally, they have ambition to reach out to more, and by raising money through Dallaglio Cycle Slam, we can help them achieve is. Learn more at: [url=http://www.dallagliorugbyworks.com/]www.dallagliorugbyworks.com[/url][/p][p]Thank you for supporting me through this.[/p][p] [/p][p] [/p]

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Apr 26, 2018


Go Mafoo!


Apr 24, 2018


Matt, Hope you have a padded seat. Best of luck from the Bournes!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2018

George Winters

Best of luck you nutter!!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2018

Mark Noctor

Good luck Matt. Sounds fun !

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 19, 2018

The Cranstoun Family

Good Luck Matt - enjoy it?

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 19, 2018


£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 16, 2018



£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 12, 2018


Good luck Maffooo

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 10, 2018


Well done Matt. Sounds a very good cause and a challenge. Nick

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 7, 2018

Rick & Penny

Great cause Matt and all the best for the cycle ahead - you'll smash I'm sure!