The Sky Try programme aims to ‘make a difference by increasing the amount of viewers, spectators and participants to Rugby League. The Rugby Football League view this as a great opportunity to develop and grow the sport by ensuring all projects adopt the following principles:
The Sky Try Programme is shown below which has specific targets and outcomes based on the guiding principles.
Sky Try Primary Rugby League is delivery in a clusters of primary schools selected located around targeted community Clubs targeting years 2, 3 and 4 (under 7’s, 8s and 9s) (Key Stage 2). Each primary school will receive a minimum of 5 weeks consecutive coaching, followed by a recruitment event such as an assembly or participation festival. All Primary teachers in the Sky Try project will be offered CPD. Community Clubs will be selected to work as targeted partners for participation by the Sky Try deliverer. The Sky Try deliverers will work with these Clubs to help upskill coaches at Primary Rugby League age groups through running coach development CPD, and actively recruit participants who have received delivery in the primary school.
Sky Try Local school competition and player development: is aimed at increasing local opportunities for secondary school boys and girls to play Rugby League, either for the first time or to assist in providing more regular opportunities for students at Key Stage 3 (year’s 7 – 9 boys) to play. Linked to the competition delivery is the CPD workshops for secondary school teachers and community coaches U12-U14 that assist in further development of Rugby League and sustainability of the sport.
Making the big games bigger: is targeted at increasing the number spectators at club matches and RFL major events through the Sky Try local projects.
The seven year partnership with Sky is a great opportunity for Rugby League to have a significant impact and make a difference.
The Sky Try Rugby League Programme is the test bed for future projects and will be delivered with rigorous governance that will have lasting impact on the sport in years to come.
Duane's delivery of Sky Try Rugby was fantastic. The children left with a wealth of knowledge on the sport - the have even practised what they have learnt in the playground too. His behaviour management was fantastic and the children responded well to everything he taught. Each one of them made a progression each week. Overall it was loved by all children! We would love it if you could come back again next year!
Miss M Brook, Teacher, Berry Brow
Duane was brilliant, the children loved the sessions, as did the teachers he worked with. One teacher said, "I now feel skilled enough to deliver rugby to my class." The sessions were pitched at the correct level for different ages and the pace and behaviour management were excellent. Here's to next years sessions!
Dave Spencer, Hillside Primary School
James is doing an amazing job at Bruntcliffe. He teaches four very different groups throughout the day and is adaptable in his teaching. He has fit in with the team very well and the students are responding very well to his teaching.
Chris Lindley, Head of Physical Education, Bruntcliffe Academy
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