Rugby For All
THE aim of the Fylde Rugby Community Foundation is to make playing rugby open to all children, whatever their background.
Sir Bill Beaumont is Honorary President of the Foundation which gives children the opportunity to play rugby who may not have the chance to play at a club or school.
Over the past year, she has seen first-hand the difference the holiday rugby clubs have made to children and their families.
“The places were offered for free, we could pick the children up in taxis, kit them out, if needed, and feed them as well. The children that went on the camp absolutely loved it. They’d never played rugby before and they were good at it. They embraced it totally. There were two brothers who were very shy at the start, and they both went on to win player of the day during the camp. Anything like this, where the kids are part of a team, makes them come out of their shell.
A lot of these families were really struggling, especially during COVID-19, so to take the kids out for a fun day and give them breakfast and lunch is a huge support. Not all families have transport either, so the fact that the Wooden Spoon project was able to collect the children was great.”
If you would like to find out more about the activities of Wooden Spoon Lancashire and how you can get involved please contact the committee on Lancashire@woodenspoon.org.uk