Wakefield Trinity Wildcats participation within the Sky Try Programme this season has proved to be a roaring success within the local community.
The club’s community team have been visiting local schools, teaching children from ages of five up to 16 years-old.
One of the Primary Schools taking part is Newton Hill Community School, P.E. Teacher; Julie Birmingham believes the programme is a fantastic idea.
“It is important children participate in sport, not only do they keep fit and healthy, but they are able to learn new skills which can help them as they grow.
“This programme is fantastic, the children will benefit from it so much and they can be taught by someone who has got greater knowledge in the sport than what we do.”
The Sky Try programme is to help support and develop grass roots participation of rugby across the UK. It has four distinct areas, focussing on working with local primary and high schools. Helping both boy and girls learn new skills, and encourage them to play rugby with the hope that one day one of these children will become a future star.
“The children really enjoy it, especially the younger children, they love having the Wildcats here” added Julie.
James Stephenson, Community Development Officer at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats said, “It further enhances and forges the links and relationships with our schools and the community in Wakefield.”