10 secondary schools within close proximity of Southwark Rugby Club are provided with free 90 min coaching sessions per week. Most pupils have sparse rugby knowledge so each school starts their program from scratch. Participating in regular, organised competitive matches is key to sustaining development and enthusiasm amongst participants which is why 6 festivals of rugby are organised with all participating schools playing a round-robin of matches to decide who claims the Southwark Schools Rugby Shield.
All participants are encouraged to join Southwark Rugby Club and continue their rugby development with the offer of a free yearly membership. Gaining from both health & fitness as well as integration within a community hub.