What was the task?
- Matt Fell from Huddersfield YMCA got in touch with us to inform us that they did not have any junior or mini teams in their Club. Because of this they wanted to start up and progress rugby at the junior and mini level. We were tasked to promote rugby and Huddersfield YMCA to Local Primary School children, with the hope of the transition from school coaching to joining Huddersfield YMCA.
What we Delivered?
- Our coaches delivered Free coaching sessions in the Local Primary Schools to year 2,3 and 4 children. The primary schools targeted were Moorlands Primary School, Reinwood Primary School and Lindley Primary School. Over a 6-week period, our coaches delivered sessions in school grounds but also at Huddersfield YMCA, with the hope of promoting the transition further. At the end of the 6 weeks, alongside Huddersfield YMCA we ran a mega-fest at their club, The Mega-fest had over 100 children participating from the local primary schools.
What did we achieve?
- Through coaching and the mega-fest, we managed to promote Huddersfield YMCA to the local primary school children, so they know where they can continue playing rugby if they enjoy it and want to continue participating at a grassroots level.
- We also helped introduce rugby to the children as well as developing their skills through the 6 weeks of coaching. We did this whilst working alongside the national curriculum.