If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again… That’s particularly true for a group of girls at William Hulme’s Grammar School (WHGS), who have made their mark on the pitch as part of ‘Project Rugby.’
A joint initiative between Premiership Rugby and England Rugby, the scheme is designed to increase participation in the sport by young people from traditionally underrepresented groups.
Supported locally by Sale Sharks and Broughton Park, one of the oldest rugby union clubs in England, the scheme at WHGS saw students from Years 7 to 10 engaging in a sport they had never tried before, with training and continuing professional development opportunities provided for staff. As part of the scheme, the school has put together Under 12s and Under 14s teams with 12 of the best students playing at Broughton Park at weekends.
Commenting on the scheme, Peter Mulholland, Principal of William Hulme’s Grammar School, said:
“As a school committed to providing an education with character, we’re firm believers in the value of enrichment and the power of sport and are delighted to support ‘Project Rugby’.”