100 students take part in Yorkshire Carnegie Festivals

100 students take part in Yorkshire Carnegie Festivals


Yorkshire Carnegie's community department celebrated the end of the first term of delivery with two rugby festivals at Moortown and Old Brodleians.

More than 100 students from four schools, Brighouse High, Lightcliffe Academy, Carr Manor and Roundhay School, took part in the festivals, where they were joined by our community coaches and Lachlan Currie from the Championship squad.

The festivals form part of Yorkshire Carnegie Community’s Project Rugby Scheme. Project Rugby is a joint initiative between Premiership Rugby and England Rugby which aims to challenge existing perceptions of the game, and position rugby as a sport for anyone, regardless of ability, gender or background.

Kristian Sharples, Community Manager for Yorkshire Carnegie said: “This is a fantastic programme and one which enables us to get more people involved in our great game. There are players involved in the festivals who hadn’t picked up a rugby ball six weeks ago, so for them to be involved is testament to the fantastic work by the coaches and the school staff.

"We are working closely with Moortown, Old Brodleians as well as Roundhegians to enable players to join their local clubs and continue their rugby journey.”

For further information on Project Rugby, please contact Community@yorkshirecarnegie.com