Kids Planet Sponsors Fylde Rugby Community Foundation ‘Rugratz Rugby’ Programme

Fylde Rugby Community Foundation is delighted to announce that Kids Planet is the sponsor of a major new initiative to encourage more young people to participate in sport – from a very early age!

The Fylde Coast based chain of children’s nurseries has agreed a three-year deal to sponsor the Foundation’s Rugratz Rugby Pathway Programme.

Rugratz Rugby is a new initiative to engage preschool aged boys & girls in the sport of rugby. These sessions include fun games and coaching new skills so that they are able to start their rugby journey from an early age.

The support of Kids Planet will enable parents, guardians and infants who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford to attend these sessions to participate.

Phill Mills, the Foundation’s Head of Community Coaching, said: “ There are many benefits for toddler sports including aiding in their development, improving social and communication skills, helping with focus and facilitating parents and guardians to bond through our parent participation. Thanks to Kids Planet, we can now help more toddlers to discover a love of sport which we hope will last a lifetime.”

Following a session from Phill at Kids Planet Shepherd Lodge Nursery, Lisa Taylor, Area Manager at Kids Planet Day Nurseries, said: “The children all thoroughly enjoyed their session, especially when they got to practice their goal kicks through an actual goal post! They also enjoyed playing Tag Rugby and practicing their throwing and catching skills. They are getting really good at Tag Rugby and impressed Phill with their understanding of the game. Seeing the enjoyment and benefits our children have received from this programme convinced us to support the Foundation to enable more children to participate in this great activity.

For more information about the Rugratz Rugby programme contact Phill Mills at