We’re excited to share the partnership with Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Union FC (KLRUFC), supporting their game development and community outreach programmes.
With a new coach on board, new changing rooms, dedicated facilities for females, 29 acres of land with 4 full size pitches KLRUFC are ensuring players of all ages and their families are getting involved, having fun and taking the opportunity of this stunning location and landscape.
Some of the initiatives they are currently winning at are:
- Introduction to rugby and its values within primary schools
- Providing coaching to children in and out of curriculum at both primary and secondary schools (did you know they are currently working with over 24 schools, and plan to engage with over 20 more by the end of the year!)
- Working on a range of sports and personal development services to provide support to all their players of all ages
- Developing relationships with local employers to provide both work experience and careers in a range of industries for their young adult players. (Impressively, four young players have already been placed in apprenticeships).
It’s no surprise to us that last season, Kirkby Lonsdale’s 1st XV celebrated a full season of winning victory! This is a club that has real dedication to developing and supporting their players from the mini and youth teams - this winning squad was made up of 70% who started with the club in their early years.
We’ve always been keen supporters, but even-more so now. You’ll find us by the try-line cheering on the teams. Come and join in.