School Sport: Participation

Use Rugby World Cup 2015 to inspire students to play Tag or Touch Rugby in extra-curricular sports clubs and intra-school competitions.

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School Sport: Participation

Delivery idea

Use the Rugby World Cup to inspire students to play Tag or Touch Rugby in extra-curricular sports clubs and intra-school competitions.

How to do it

Use Rugby World Cup 2015, England Rugby 2015 and RFU resources to stimulate students' interest in playing Rugby. Use merchandise as prizes to reward attendance, effort, progress and the demonstration of core values. Focus on making participation fun and rewarding rather than just on technical and tactical development, for example by using Tag Rugby games or encouraging students to create their own mini-games and practices. Enable selected students to achieve the RFU Rugby Leaders awards so that they can lead sessions and organise intra-school competitions for other students. Link students' involvement to GCSE or BTEC qualifications where relevant.

When/ where to use it

In the lead-up to and after Rugby World Cup 2015. Use signature moments such as the Rugby Sevens at the Commonwealth Games or events such as National School Sports Week to raise the profile.

Top tips

  • Seek support from School Games organisers so that Rugby is included in School Games schedules.
  • Make links to local Rugby clubs and coaches to aid students' transition to community clubs.
  • Contact the local Rugby development officer for advice and local contacts.

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