Celtic Crusaders kick off SEN school support
With the 2009 engage Super League season underway, the Celtic Crusaders have ventured into a partnership with two Special educational Needs schools in Bridgend by offering Rugby League coaching sessions for 40 children. The disability pilot project has been put together as a new drive in partnership with the Disability Sport Wales programme within the Local Authority.
Three weekly sessions have been put together at both Ysgol Bryn Castell and Heronsbridge schools, with 20 pupils from each school being put through their paces by the Celtic Crusaders community coaching staff. The sessions will enable the students to experience the different elements of Rugby League as well as being offered an insight into one of the most popular competitions in the UK.
At the end of the 3 weeks of coaching the pupils who took part will be given the opportunity to witness how the game is played at the highest level, with tickets for the home games against Hull KR and St. Helens, as well as a chance to see the Super League Trophy up close.
The project has been led through the Matt Pritchard, Community Development Officer for the Crusaders and Huw Griffiths, Disability Sport Wales Development Officer in Bridgend.
Disability Sport Wales Development Officer, Huw Griffiths said "This is a great chance for all the pupils to experience a new sport and join in the excitement of the Super League coming to South Wales, in particular Bridgend. The Celtic Crusaders have been extremely supportive in providing these opportunities and it is hoped that it is a partnership that will continue to flourish".