Leeds Rhinos Foundation

Leeds Rhinos Foundation

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The Prince's Trust Get Started programme is a personal and social development course for 16-25 year olds. The programme uses inspiring themes delivered in partnership with specialist organisations to engage young people often on the edges of society, who face multiple barriers to employment and are often lacking in the motivation and confidence needed to take their first step.

The Leeds Rhinos Foundation and The Prince's Trust are pleased to be delivering a unique opportunity for unemployed 16-25 year olds to receive an introduction into a career in sports coaching, with a Rugby League Leaders Award course which will run in February 2017.

The five-day course will be held at Stanningley ARLFC and is available at zero cost. This is aimed at young people living in Leeds who need help getting into work, education or training. The course will benefit those interested in a career in the sports coaching industry or those looking to build up their CV with a recognised course qualification in sport but will also benefit young people wishing to generally build their confidence and other skills to enable them to move into education, training or employment in other areas.

Course content will include team and confidence building exercises, workshops about 'Drugs in Sport', 'Careers in Sport' and 'Healthy Lifestyles' as well as how to deliver a rugby coaching session using a range of different skills such as; play the ball, passing, kicking and evasion. It will be accessible to people of all fitness and ability, experience of playing rugby is not required as the course focusses on coaching. Skills learnt will be transferable to other sports and be of general benefit.

Attendees will then be assessed on the final day of the course by leading a tag rugby festival, which will be organised and managed by the young people themselves.

As an added bonus, the course will include a special talk from a Leeds Rhinos star and staff from Askham Bryan College about further education college courses and other Leeds Rhinos Foundation programmes which are available.

Participants can also enjoy a celebration event on completion of the course, at Headingley Carnegie Stadium where they will receive their qualification from a special guest and can attend a stadium tour.

Benefits of the course include:

• Learn how to coach from professionals

• Work towards gaining a Rugby League Leaders Award (RLLA)

• Meet new people

• Build your confidence

• Make a difference to your local community

• Be supported for three months following the course

• Travel costs and lunch will be provided.

Young people who have undertaken this course in the past have gone on to take up new opportunities such as coaching local amateur rugby league clubs, and progression onto Level 2 Rugby League coaching certificates accredited by the RFL.

To apply for this course click here

For more information, please contact: Lillian Bergman on 07436582316 or lillian.bergman@princes-trust.org.uk

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