Sport has always been a great way to connect with people. It has the ability to build the strongest of bonds, whether that is through competition or being part of the crowd.
Wimbledon RFC in the Community has been established to give greater focus to our Club’s social responsibilities.
We know just how important our role as a community sports club is in keeping people active, healthy and happy and we’re working to be able do more to benefit those around us, year on year.
Our initial programme is helping us work with both primary and secondary schools to provide rugby coaching and Curriculum based P.E. and support schools that may struggle to consistently meet the Ofsted required hours of physical activity.
We also work with school staff to change the way children can approach exercise, understand healthy lifestyles and help them get the most out of every session, including after school clubs, talks and club days throughout the school year.
Embracing the unique spirit of rugby and it’s core values, we believe that we can bring about positive change—helping children learn different skills, forge new friendships, increase their physical activity and ultimately, develop a lifelong love of sport.
The wider benefits of physical activity are well known— lowering risks of diabetes, heart disease and obesity—but great coaching experiences can have a profound impact too: building pride, improving behaviour and helping increase attainment.
This project is a real and tangible way to take our experience out to a wider audience. To strengthen old alliances, make new connections and further our ambition to be central to a healthy and active community.
If you would like your school to benefit from Wimbledon RFC in the Community please contact Neil Sweeney on 07900 606383 and at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.