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Each season Premiership Rugby and its clubs invest over £3million in a variety of community programmes, aiming to grow and support grassroots participation and tackle core social issues. In the last year alone, Premiership Rugby clubs delivered 150,000 man-hours of community programming to over 260,000 participants.

Premiership Rugby also provides 600 professional players, each a strong role model within their community, who are involved in supporting the schemes. Premiership Rugby, through its infrastructure, is able to develop national projects, focusing on key issues and has the ability to deliver these locally using 12 powerful club brands.

Member clubs also develop their own initiatives to respond to local needs under the two campaigns Play and Breakthru and deliver projects that demonstrate good practice, with evaluated successes being shared by Premiership Rugby and member clubs. Premiership Rugby runs a wide variety of schemes, from introducing disadvantaged youngsters to the sport via tag rugby; developing community cohesion in inner cities; working with those at risk of anti-social behavior or combining rugby with education on numeracy and healthy eating.

The Premiership Rugby Clubs’ unique assets enthuse and inspire communities and this allows us to use our role models to initiate long term sustainable social change for people and communities.

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