Nottingham Rugby’s Little Ruggers programme, which was introduced to both Keyworth and Bingham last week, has proved to be a huge success.
Almost 30 children took part at the first session in Keyworth and 40 children signing up in Bingham, with another 17 on the waiting list.
Working in partnership with Rushcliffe Borough Council, Hall-Fast, White Ribbon Campaign, Family Action, Nottinghamshire Children & Families Partnership and Sure Start Children’s Centres, the Green and Whites’ community department have been helping to deliver the fun activity programmes.
Boys and girls aged between two and five years take part, whilst a parent or guardian helps them to develop basic sporting skills and take part in healthy activities.
Nottingham Rugby general manager, Steve Smith, said: “Little Ruggers is a concept that has been running for over five years now and we are really pleased to be able to roll this out into the Rushcliffe area and in North Notts too.
“The programme differs from most others targeting young people in that it focuses on family engagement and parents/guardians getting involved and supporting their child.
“The initial response has been fantastic and it’s brilliant to be working with so many youngsters and the next generation of rugby fans.”
Sessions are led by qualified rugby coaches, with adults required to take part in some of the activities. The sessions at both Keyworth and Bingham are free of charge but places are limited, so please telephone to book your child’s place.
The sessions in Keyworth continue take place at Keyworth Village Hall (NG12 5AN) on Thursday afternoons between 4:15pm and 5pm on 24th September, 1st, 8th, 15th October, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th November and 3rd December. Please call the Keyworth Children’s Centre on 01509 857030 to book.
The currently fully-booked sessions in Bingham take place at Bingham Rugby Club (NG13 8TN) on Sunday mornings from 9:30am to 10:15am on the 27th September, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th October, 1st, 8th & 15th November. Please call Bingham Children’s Centre on 01949 863840 to place your child on the waiting list.
More Little Ruggers programmes in the Rushcliffe area are due to be announced very shortly, please keep checking back at www.nottinghamrugby.co.uk for more information