Our community team recently launched Project Rugby, an initiative from Premiership Rugby and England which aims to engage new audiences with rugby and stimulate a lifelong interest in the game.

Project Rugby is designed to increase participation in the game by people from traditionally underrepresented groups:  black Asian and minority ethnic people, people from lower socio-economic backgrounds and disabled people.

The first stage of Project Rugby saw the Yorkshire Carnegie community team work in Pontefract and West Leeds to encourage more girls to get involved and this culminated in West Leeds RUFC having the first Women’s team who competed in their first game last month.

Following on from this success the community team will begin working with people with disabilities and they will be holding a mixed ability taster session on 11th December at Pontefract RUFC between 1.30-3pm.

The mixed ability sessions are free to attend and are open to people aged 16+ and for all abilities, but mainly focus on those with mental or physical disabilities and those returning to rugby or wanting to play at a slower pace.

For more information email sam.kerry@yorkshirecarnegie.com