Yorkshire Carnegie’s recent home game against London Welsh saw over 750 fans attend through the club’s Community Programme.
We were delighted to welcome 15 schools to the match, all enjoying the chance to watch live Rugby Union here in Yorkshire.
The game saw Yorkshire Carnegie link up with the RFU in order to celebrate the All Schools Programme and to raise awareness of the programme.
Students from Rodillian Academy and Swallow Hill Community College took part in a coaching session with Yorkshire Carnegie first team players at our training ground based in Kirkstall. This was a chance to showcase their existing skills and to learn many of the elements of Rugby Union that the players use in their day to day sessions.
The students then put these skills to use in an exhibition touch rugby game at half time on the Headingley Carnegie pitch.
Danielle Williams, teacher at Swallow Hill said, “The students absolutely loved it”.
In addition to the All Schools games, some of our younger students from Woodlands Primary and Richmond House took part in a half time pitch parade.
Our Community Club programme is proving to be a massive success once again and we welcomed Moortown Under 9s, Selby Under 9s and Dinnington Under 9s to take part in our matchday activities. Dinnington were also the recipients of our Club of Month award, our latest initiative to reward our affiliated clubs.