End of Season celebrations for Leeds Corinthians' Mixed Ability Team

End of Season celebrations for Leeds Corinthians' Mixed Ability Team

12/07/2018

Yorkshire Carnegie's community team attended an end of season presentation at Leeds Corinthians for their recently formed Mixed Ability team.

The day started with a physical activity session, followed by lunch and then an awards presentation with members of Leeds Corinthians and the Yorkshire Carnegie community team.

The formation of the new Mixed Ability follows Yorkshire Carnegie's work with the club through their Project Rugby delivery.  During the year Yorkshire Carnegie's Rugby Development Coach Sam Kerry has been working with individuals with both physical and learning disabilities and introducing them to Mixed Ability rugby over and has had a fantastic response and the presentation event was chance to reward the individuals who have taken part in the sessions over the last twelve months. 

Speaking about the success of the Mixed Ability delivery, Kerry said: "It was a fantastic event at Leeds Corinthians and it's great to see the team socialising together and becoming an integral part of Leeds Corinthians. I have really enjoyed working with all the players this year and it has been extremely rewarding to see the positive impact the Project Rugby initiative is having on people's lives and I am looking forward to seeing how the team develop in the future and hopefully this offers more opportunities for even more people to get involved in playing rugby."

Yorkshire Carnegie's new Recycle Possession scheme, which involves donations of kit and equipment to help remove the barriers for people wanting to play rugby union, has also benefitted players from the Mixed Ability team with the community team able to hand out kit to ensure the players have suitable clothes to train in. 

Lisa McCann, Head of Community for Yorkshire Carnegie said: "We are delighted with the progress made by the team at Leeds Corinthians and it was important to recognise their efforts. We have seen what a difference rugby can make to people's lives and it is important that we continue to support the team down here."

For more info on Yorkshire Carnegie community programmes contact community@yorkshirecarnegie.com.

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