What we currently do

We are currently able to offer the following programmes either free of charge or at reduced rates to those who require assistance. As we raise more funds we hope to be able to offer more programmes at no charge or at reduced rates. Please see the Programmes for Schools link below and the Sponsorship page for more details of all the potential programmes.

Programmes for schools

The Fylde Rugby Community Foundation, through our association with Community Group are able to offer the following programmes to schools. We are continually seeking funding to allow us to support schools in meeting the costs of these programmes. For further information please view the download below.

Rugby festival success

Rugby Reading Champions Programme

As this is becoming such a significant programme for the Foundation, whilst it is referred to in the Schools Offers document, we wanted to highlight it here! We are now able to provide primary schools with an opportunity to participate in our Rugby Reading Champions Programme, working with youngsters who would benefit from one to one and small group work. The programme is designed to associate reading with sport and in particular Rugby Union through 60 minute reading sessions and 60 minute coaching and fun games. The provision of books and reading literature (which is included as part of this programme) for the children to continue to use after the programme is an extremely important aspect and is aimed at sustaining their long term development.

Working with the National Literacy Trust, we have developed a programme which as well as developing their reading skills also helps develop children’s teamwork and communication skills (both highly transferable life skills) and can lead to enhanced confidence and self-esteem as well as having the obvious physical benefits of being involved in an active team sport with meaningful values.

Rugby Pathway Programme

We are aware that several of our programmes will create an interest in being involved in the game of rugby but it may not be easy for young people to get to a rugby club or they may not be able to afford the necessary kit or they may lack the confidence to take that first step to actually join a rugby club. The Rugby Pathway Programme will provide the necessary assistance for up to 75 young people from our Primary Prospects Programme, Junior Development Programme, Girls Rugby Programme and Rugby and Multi Sports Camps to join a rugby club (initially Fylde RFC) and hopefully provide a route to lifelong sporting participation for these young people. In addition to helping with practical measures such as transport and kit, the beneficiaries will be supported by the Foundation’s Head of Community Coaching and other community rugby coaches who will ensure a smooth introduction to a relevant age group team.

Porsche centre supports Fylde Rugby Community Foundation

Rugby and Multi Sports Camps

The Fylde Rugby Community Foundation holds regular Rugby and Multi Sports Camps during school holidays which feature loads of fun, safe and enjoyable games and activities. All our sports camps are conducted in a safe and friendly environment and run by our professionally qualified and compassionate coaches.

The camps are inclusive for all and are open for both boys and girls aged from 5-16 from all local area schools and clubs. Designed to improve self-confidence, eye to hand coordination and social skills in a sporting environment where participants can enjoy themselves with little or no previous rugby playing experience required.

Schools Mentoring and Rugby Programme

Our proposed programme aims to address the challenges faced by secondary school children in Blackpool, offering a tailored mentorship initiative intertwined with the values and teachings of rugby. By focusing on children potentially at risk of exclusion or labelled ‘at-risk’ due to anti-social behaviour, this intervention aims to empower and guide them towards positive change

Rugratz Rugby

Rugratz Rugby

Rugratz Rugby is a new initiative to engage preschool aged children 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.

Each 7-week block of sessions are specifically tailored to have a key focus on improving eye to hand coordination and social skills in a safe, fun, sporting environment.

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.

Walking Rugby & Reminiscence Programme

Walking Rugby is a brilliant, fun and inclusive way for anyone aged 55 and over to add some light-hearted exercise into their weekly routine. The sessions are adapted to cater for all backgrounds and experiences of rugby and everyone including veterans of the game or brand newcomers are welcome.

Walking Rugby is a fun and simple team game that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities. It is much less physical and technical than standard rugby and as a result, is more inclusive and sociable, it requires no previous experience of rugby or special equipment and can be played both indoors and outdoors.

Foundation and West Coast Crash players

Wheelchair Rugby Programme

At the Fylde Rugby Community Foundation we host Wheelchair rugby sessions taking place every Monday evening between 6:30pm and 8pm in the sports hall at AKS Lytham Independent School. These are delivered by the Fylde Rugby Community Foundation coaches. These are free classes, open to beginners and anyone with an interest in the sport, incorporate the learning of the fundamental skills of rugby and include fitness and fun game-based activities.

It’s a totally inclusive sport, for both men and women, with a classification process which allows people with different types and degrees of disabilities to play with one another. All that’s needed to get started is the ability to push your chair around.