Nottingham Rugby, in partnership with Sport
Nottinghamshire, have been granted Sportivate funding from Sport
England to deliver a touch rugby programme into Nottingham's
workplaces during the 2014-15 season.
Touch is a hugely popular sport in Nottingham, with local
leagues having been in operation since 2005 and over 1000 people
regularly playing the sport.
The partnership with Sport Nottinghamshire and the funding via
Sportivate will allow the Nottingham Rugby community team to
deliver bespoke Touch sessions at workplaces, at a time to suit the
employees, with the focus being on 18-24 year olds.
This programme allows companies to engage their employees in
workplace health without any cost.
An initial six week introductory course will be provided as part
of the programme. Players will then be directed towards the
local Touch leagues if they wish to continue playing.
Ken Pollard, Business Development Manager at Sport
Nottinghamshire said, "We are delighted to be able to offer up
these sessions to workplaces as a way of engaging employees in
workplace health. Whilst focusing on the 18-24 year old age
group to meet the criteria of the funding, the sessions will be
open to everyone.
"Sportivate is a £56 million Lottery funded London 2012 legacy
project that gives more young people the chance to discover a sport
that they love. The project has been so successful that
additional funding has been allocated to allow the project to
continue until 2017."
Nottingham Rugby Operations Director, Chris Simon, said, "Touch
is an inclusive and very social sport which is suitable for both
genders and all ages and abilities. The sessions can be
delivered on a variety of surfaces at a time and location to
suit. They'll be delivered by Nottingham Rugby community
coaches, Nottingham Touch Club and members of the professional
team. We hope that businesses will get involved and have a
great time taking part."
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