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BT Sport’s charitable initiative The Supporters Club and Pro Rugby Wales will work together on a new programme ‘TACKLE’ – a joint project between the four professional teams in Wales that will bring an inspiring new rugby education engagement programme to young people in Wales’ most deprived areas.

TACKLE is The Supporters Club key sports engagement initiative in Wales as part of its aim to create a better future for young people facing incredibly tough challenges.

TACKLE is being delivered in partnership by the community teams at the Ospreys, Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons and Cardiff Blues – taking popular inflatable ‘cage rugby’ sessions to young people in Communities First Clusters in Wales combining fun, action-packed rugby sessions with education pathways and mentoring sessions.

Funding has been secured for two years and will focus on working with young people aged 14-16. TACKLE links with education and careers partners to help disaffected young people with clear education and personal development options; helping improve self-confidence, school attainment and employability skills.


To develop and sustain a targeted and sustainable programme which connects and inspires young people, living in Communities First areas, who might not have access or support to connect with the game of rugby.

  • Provide an accessible and engaging education programme (delivered by our partner Careers Wales) to run alongside the physical rugby & sports sessions - enabling young people to gain qualifications and employability skills.
  • Provide and support real exit routes for young people into further participation of sport, club membership, volunteering, coaching and employment.

What pupils can achieve

  • A more positive outlook on life & have a real positive impact on society
  • Become more physically active
  • Improved attitude, motivation, self-esteem & confidence
  • Important knowledge in a wide variety of areas. (Career Wales)
  • Volunteering and Work Placement opportunities. (Exit routes: regional partners, BT, match days, holiday camps & community programmes)
  • Qualifications
  • Become a program ambassador

The TACKLE programme is currently being delivered within 3 Schools from across the region

  • Pentrehafod Comprehensive School 
  • Llangatwg Comprehensive School
  • Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen

For more information, Please contact Dorian Evans – or 01792 616500.

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