The Yorkshire Carnegie Community Programme is expanding its reach with the launch of an Affiliated Schools programme. This follows on from the successful Affiliated Clubs scheme, which is now in its third year and has proved to be very successful.
The club has a number of existing player development programmes in place with schools. The Affiliated Schools will run alongside the existing schemes and will provide further opportunities for schools across Yorkshire to further engage with Yorkshire Carnegie.
The 16 schools will receive a host of benefits including assemblies, education sessions, player visits, festivals and the chance to host a training session at their school.
As part of the scheme, all of the schools will attend a Yorkshire Carnegie game. In addition to enjoying a live game of Rugby Union, there will be opportunities for students to attend pre-match events and take part in the match day entertainment.
Lisa McCann, Schools Development Manager commented: “We are delighted to launch this scheme for our schools. This is a chance for us to engage all of their students with Yorkshire Carnegie even if they do not play Rugby Union. We are hoping to inspire the next generation of Yorkshire Carnegie fans and this is an exciting time for us.
"As well as coming to Headingley Carnegie Stadium, we are fortunate to have our “On the Road” games being held across Yorkshire, which will allow all of our schools the opportunity to attend a game.
"This will be a big season for us on the field and hopefully students will enjoy watching what we hope will be a promotion winning season.”