FAIR Play Rugby

FAIR Play is an intensive 8 day programme, run by Gloucester Rugby Community Team in partnership with Malvern-based charity EIL UK, which will give young people the opportunity to explore and learn about using sport as a tool for conflict resolution, peacebuilding and community cohesion.

A total of 16 young people aged 17-19 will take part in workshops, community visits, and sports leadership training. They will also be creating and delivering their own anti-racism campaign.

The young people who sign up for the programme will get the opportunity to work alongside the Gloucester Rugby community team on the Urban Rugby Squad project and also get involved with Rugby World Cup fanzone activities which will be held at Gloucester Docks throughout the World Cup.

The programme runs from Monday 17th August to Thursday 27th August.

Karen Morris, Programme Manager at EIL said:

“With 228 hate crimes reported in Gloucestershire in 2014/15, and potentially many more going unreported, now more than ever we feel the need to develop community cohesion projects.

“The idea is to use the common interest of rugby as a means to bring people of different cultures, backgrounds and faiths together, with the aim of dispelling cultural misunderstandings and developing knowledge and skills to make changes in their own communities.”

Gary Little, Community Manager added:

“The programme is all about developing positive role models and bringing young people together from different cultural backgrounds at a time when the world will be focused on Gloucester for the World Cup.”

The project has been joint funded by Gloucester Rugby Community Foundation, EIL UK, SFC Group and grant funding from the Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Fund.

For more information about the project or if you are a young person who would like to get involved please contact Karen Morris, on 01684 562577 or email K.Morris@eiluk.org



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