Dallaglio RugbyWorks is an intensive, long-term skills development programme based on rugby, through which we aim to get teenagers outside of mainstream education into sustained education, employment or training.

The achievements of young people across the UK were honoured at the Dallaglio Foundation RugbyWorks Awards on Monday 11th July.

The achievements of young people across the UK were honoured at the Dallaglio Foundation RugbyWorks Awards hosted by Macquarie Group at their offices in the City of London. The Awards celebrate the successes of the RugbyWorks programme, which supports teenagers outside of mainstream education into sustained further education, employment or training.

Lawrence Dallaglio, said: “When you’ve had a tough start in life, uniting through sport, particularly rugby, can be immensely powerful. It takes real commitment to be part of RugbyWorks and we’re delighted to bring our young people here to Macquarie to celebrate their successes over the past year. Uniting the schools, teachers, young people and our partners together is incredibly important as each plays a vital role in ensuring our young people have a positive future ahead”.

The Rt. Hon. Stephen Crabb presented the Award for Corporate Partner of the year, which recognises the crucial role that organisations have in providing funding and provision of employability experiences and opportunities for young people enrolled on the programme. Also presenting awards were Ofsted Chairman David Hoare, Managing Director at Macquarie Bank Julian Liddy and Harlequins and England Prop Joe Marler.

The Rt. Hon. Stephen Crabb, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, said:
“Sport and rugby can have a powerful impact on young people who’ve faced challenges early on in life. I fully support the good work that the Dallaglio Foundation does to help teenagers overcome barriers and improve their life chances. I whole-heartedly congratulate the winners.”

David Fass, CEO of Macquarie Group EMEA, who attended the Awards, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the Dallaglio Foundation’s RugbyWorks Awards for the second year. Macquarie and its staff are proud to have worked with the RugbyWorks programme to support young people and these awards showcase its profound impact on their lives. We congratulate all of the participants and everyone involved with the programme.”

The Dallaglio Foundation RugbyWorks currently works in 12 London Boroughs, Newcastle, Bristol, the South West and South Wales with 250 young people.

Full list of awards and recipients:
1. Dallaglio Foundation RugbyWorks School of the Year: Francis Barber Tooting, London
2. Dallaglio Foundation RugbyWorks Best Team Moment of the Year: Springfields Academy near Bristol and Ferndale Community College from South Wales
3. Dallaglio Foundation RugbyWorks Teacher of the Year: Steve Langley from Oakfield Trinity, Newcastle
4. Dallaglio Foundation RugbyWorks Most improved Young Person of the Year: Chloe King from Camden Centre for Learning, London
5. Dallaglio Foundation RugbyWorks Young Leader of the Year: Peter Fletcher from Young People’s Academy, London
6. Dallaglio Foundation RugbyWorks Corporate Partner of the Year: Halfords
7. Dallaglio Foundation RugbyWorks Volunteer of the Year: Reece Riley from Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
8. The Lawrence Dallaglio Special Achievement Award: Ronan White from Francis Barber Tooting, London

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