South West Communications Group backs new rugby initiative
PUBLISHED: 11:27 26 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:11 20 February 2013
South West Communications Group has teamed up with The Prince's Trust and Exeter Chiefs to give young rugby fans the chance to kick-start their careers.
South West Communications Group has teamed up with The Princes Trust and Exeter Chiefs to give young rugby fans the chance to kick-start their careers.
Last weeks 5-day Get Started with Rugby course at Exeter Chiefs home Sandy Park was the first of 3 courses that will be funded by South West Communications Group this year.
Get Started with Rugby will help 16 to 25-year-olds gain the skills and confidence they need to get a job. Participants will have the chance to gain the RFU rugby ready coaching certificate as well as qualifications in sports first aid and safeguarding and protecting children.
The course also teaches CV and interview techniques and young people will receive three months mentoring support after the course to help them get a job. More than 3 in 4 young people helped by The Princes Trust move into work or training.
Harry Langley, South West Communications Groups managing director, said: Rugby is an inspirational game, both on and off the field, and we hope this innovative programme will inspire confidence in young people from our region to find work during these difficult, economics times.
Rick Libbey, regional director for The Princes Trust in the South West said: South West Communications Group has yet again proved its commitment to supporting disadvantaged young people in the South West by funding this new course at Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club. With their support, Get Started with Rugby will offer an exciting and valuable opportunity to local young people who want to get their lives on track.
South West Communications Group is Exeter Chiefs main, first team and community sponsor and is also a patron of The Princes Trust having already raised more than 45,000 to help disadvantaged young people in the region.