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.

Our young people were given the opportunity to play a RugbyWorks tournament at RugbyX in the O2 Arena ahead of the international competition.

As Charity Partner of RugbyX, we were delighted to be given the opportunity to invite young people on our programme to play in a touch rugby tournament on the pitch against their fellow programme participants.

Schools from our London and East Midlands regions headed to The O2 Arena to play in the RugbyWorks tournament, where they were also watched on by thousands in attendance ahead of the RugbyX competition started.

Putting their skills learned through their RugbyWorks coaches to the test, our young people put on a display fitting of the occasion, with Team one from South Wigston High School in Leicester claiming the honours. Our teams came from Just Learn Independent School, Latimer Alternative Provision Academy, The Limes College and Francis Barber PRUs in Westdean and Tooting from London. While Humphrey Perkins and South Wigston High School joined the tournament from Leicester.

The day wasn’t finished once the tournament had finished for our young people as they were provided tickets to watch the afternoon session of RugbyX take place inside the O2.

Phil Hannah, Regional Operations Manager at Dallaglio RugbyWorks, was thrilled with how the day took shape.

“To be involved in the inaugural RugbyX was fantastic for RugbyWorks and it was amazing that we could give our young people an unforgettable experience.

“Our programme is about engaging young people into thinking and changing their future paths and being involved in events like RugbyX can only inspire them to achieve greater things. I believe our groups of young people, from across the country, really embraced the chance to play a tournament within a unique setting.

“I have to say a huge thanks to RugbyX and the RugbyWorks coaches who helped to ensure the smooth running of our tournament in the midst of a major international competition.”

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