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Coventry Rugby renews focus on charitable foundation

With a new season comes a renewed focus on the Coventry Rugby Community Foundation and using the power of rugby to improve the community across the city of Coventry.

The Coventry Rugby Foundation works alongside the remainder of the club but also exists as a separate entity, bringing about positive change with the ethos and values of the sport.

There are three programmes currently run by the Coventry Rugby Foundation:

Reading and Rugby. This an early intervention programme within primary schools where members of the Coventry Rugby squad work with individuals who need additional help with their reading and comprehension

Coventry Wheelchair Rugby. The Wheelchair Rugby team has been training since the start of the year and finished third in its category at its first ever tournament in May 2019. The Wheelchair Rugby team trains on a weekly basis under the tutelage of multi-Paralympian Mandip Sehmi

Project:500. This unique project within English professional club rugby is built around using rugby for a positive engagement with as many of the 16,000 children living in poverty within the city. Project:500 has already received considerable backing from Coventry Rugby supporters and the city’s business community alike

The new season sees the Coventry Rugby Foundation take on a new look in line with the main club’s new crest, using the same elephant, towers and phoenix motif but with its own distinct background which will becoming increasingly prominent over the coming months and years.

“It is an exciting time to be at the club and we’ve got some big plans for the Foundation,” says Coventry Rugby Foundation Manager Hal Sparke.

“For the time being we will be focusing on our core three projects, but as the season goes on and our work expands we will look to introduce new programmes that will help the whole community within the city.”

To find out more about how you can support the Coventry Rugby Foundation email hsparke@coventryrugby.co.uk

2019/20 Season Tickets remain on general sale throughout the summer with standard prices frozen from last season! That means that adults can watch every scheduled home game from just £12.85 per game, while Cov Juniors members can see the whole season at Butts Park Arena for just £25! CLICK HERE for more details and book now by calling 02476 231001 or emailing jhill@coventryrugby.co.uk

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