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 4th annual awards for Dallaglio Rugby Works went off with a bang. With more sporting celebrities present, more regions being represented but most importantly, more young people being recognised for their achievements. 

Once again, Macquarie were exceptional hosts. They provided an amazing location, food and hospitality for our very deserving nominees and guests. Everyone was made to feel welcomed but also inspired and privileged to be part of such an amazing organisation with incredible partners.

The evening got underway with a rousing speech from our CEO Rachel Roxburgh who kicked things off by detailing the highlights and successes we have experienced over the past year. One of these being our expansion into new regions across the country, the East Midlands along with the North West.

With the East Midlands being my delivery area, the success of this region was something very close to my heart. We have worked extremely hard in the area and receiving two nominations but to then go onto win both awards was a fantastic sense of achievement. Not only to have the region recognised by the company but also to have the schools and young people awarded for their hard work and commitment to the programme.

During the course of the evening, there were nine awards up for grabs.

I would like to say massive congratulations to all the schools and Young People who had been nominated. To get to that point you must have worked incredibly hard and we are thrilled to have been able to recognise you as an organisation however, the winners of the evening were as follows:

Volunteer of the Year: Guilherme Scodeler

Team Moment of the Year: Winstanley School, Leicester

Schools of the Year: Countesthorpe Leyland Community College, Leicester & Newhaven Pupil Referral Unit, London

Corporate Partner of the Year: McGee

Teacher of the Year: Sean Adams (Download School, Devizes)

Young Leader of the Year: Muhammad Shahzad (Francis Barber Pupil Referral Unit Westdean, London)

Most Improved Young Person: Teddy Carthy (Francis Barber Pupil Referral Unit Tooting, London)

Lawrence Dallaglio Special Achievement Award: Raishay Davis (Mentee)

Special Contribution Award: Phil Horton (Francis Barber Pupil Referral Unit, London)

To each and every one of you, we are so thrilled to be able to recognise your commitment and hard work. Each winner was truly deserving of their award and it is an honour to work with such fantastic young people and supporting schools. I just wish we could have more awards to recognise and appreciate everyone.

With further expansion on the horizon I cannot wait to see what next year’s awards brings to the table. Finally, to any young person reading this; work hard and know that your efforts will always be recognised and rewarded.

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