Junior leaders excel
There are exciting times ahead for the development of Rugby League in the City of Birmingham due to the efforts of a group of 15 and 16 year olds.
The boys, who all play Rugby League for local club the Birmingham Bulldogs, have been volunteering in the community and delivering rugby lessons to school children.
The boys recently completed a RFL organised Leaders Award and they are now assisting schools with their Rugby League programmes.
The course assists with the development of youngsters skills in the areas of sports leadership, event management, match officials and coaching.
Russell Parker, Birmingham Community Rugby League Coach said, “I have been really impressed by the enthusiasm they are showing as Sports Leaders and the local schools are benefiting from their hardwork”.
“Not only is this good for schools Rugby League but the Leaders are building their CV and gaining valuable work experience.
“Many of the leaders are enjoying it so much that they now have ambitions to become fully qualified coaches and referees.”
The project, supported by the Kingsbury Sports Partnership, has seen the Bulldogs volunteers assist with the coaching of the clubs junior players and refereeing at school fixtures.
At the recently held Carnegie Champion Schools competition, several of the leaders were involved in various roles such as Team Managers, Coach or Referee (see attached).
If you require any further information or you would like to find out about any volunteering opportunities, please contact Russell Parker on 07854 637505 or firstname.lastname@example.org