The course, being run by Warriors, Wooden Spoon, Talbot Underwriting and Pertemps, encompasses a multitude of disciplines aimed at good citizenship, sporting activity and leadership with a focus on securing a job. It is an urban/rural venture as part of the Wooden Spoon Community Rugby agenda to help young people move forward in life using the sport as the delivery vehicle.
Steve Joslin, Community Rugby Manager at Warriors said: "This is fantastic example of a coordinated partnership for the benefit of young people and providing an opportunity for them to take away real skills useful for the future. As well as the motivational factor, participants can earn recognised qualifications in leadership, rugby coaching, first aid and so much more."
Wooden Spoon regional chairman Phil Pemble added," The majority of participants involved have never played the game before, however, comments already include: "I never knew playing rugby was this good, I can now design a sporting activity programme and I've got skills I never knew I had". In Touch is about working at grassroots level to give people from rural and inner-city communities a chance to prepare for the world of work or to re-engage with learning whilst encouraging better social inclusion."