This Week in the Leeds Rhinos Foundation

It has been a busy start to the year for our charity, Leeds Rhinos Foundation, take a look at some of the work they have been delivering this week across Leeds.
The charity’s development officers have been coaching in primary schools in each area of the city as part of the Sky Try programme.  Following the coaching programme the children will be invited to upcoming taster sessions at their local community club.

Great afternoon at Cobden Primary working with the Year 1/2 students! We are working towards the @SkyTryRL session with @Farnley_Falcons ??? pic.twitter.com/fPzbXsKXg5

— Rhinos Foundation (@RugbyLeeds) January 9, 2017

@RugbyLeeds Thanks @CallumTolson who was brilliant with our KS1 children tonight!

— Lower Wortley (@LowerWortleyPS) January 12, 2017

Coach Sam introducing ball skills to our three year olds! #activeschool @RugbyLeeds pic.twitter.com/OkpNrVEgLV

— Shakespeare Primary (@shakespeareLS9) January 11, 2017

@RugbyLeeds @garforthtigers_ @SkyTryRL My son has loved your visit to his school, thank you

— The Main Deal (@garforthtoday) January 13, 2017

The girls at Leeds East Way took part in a dinner time club with Leeds Rhinos Foundation staff to prepare them for their upcoming Touch Rugby tournament at Garforth Academy.  Girls RL Development Officer and Competitions Co-ordinator, Lois Forsell, also ran a girls tournament in West Leeds, with teams from Crawshaw, Swallow Hill and Farnley Academy taking part.

Great night with @swallow_cc @FarnleyAcademy & @CrawshawPE for the Girls Year 8 @SkyTryRL indoor touch!Congrats to the winners- @CrawshawPE pic.twitter.com/LWKMdJuDo4

— Rhinos Foundation (@RugbyLeeds) January 10, 2017

Great @SkyTryRL Girls Year 7 Dinner Time Club with @LeedsEastWay preparing them for the Touch Rugby Tournament tomorrow @GarforthAcademy ?? pic.twitter.com/axlbILsP8D

— Rhinos Foundation (@RugbyLeeds) January 11, 2017

Congratulations to Y8 girls rugby! Beat Farnley in their final game 5-4 so are crowned champions of the west! ???? @RugbyLeeds @LoisForsell pic.twitter.com/WDq5oT3B1T

— Crawshaw PE Dept (@CrawshawPE) January 10, 2017

On Wednesday Community Clubs Development Officer, Sam Horner, ran the charity’s first Coach Education session of the year.  Rhinos assistant coach, Barrie Eaton led the workshop and was supported by Rhinos player Rob Burrow.  The free event, which is part of Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s Rugby League Development Plan, was a huge success with 65 coaches from Leeds teams attending.

Underway here at the Academy with our 2nd Coach Education Workshop with @Rob7Burrow coaching the scholarship side. 62 coaches in attendance pic.twitter.com/Z5RORnBVmj

— Rhinos Foundation (@RugbyLeeds) January 11, 2017

@dbrock1987 @RugbyLeeds @YorkshireJunior Very good coaching workshop tonight at Kirkstall. Thanks Rob Burrow, Barry Easton & Sam

— Billy Salkeld (@BillySalkeld) January 11, 2017

A new programme designed to assist in getting young children school ready and promote parent and child interaction was launched this week.  Ronnie’s Rascals, for children aged 2-4 will run from Colton Primary school, starting on Monday 16th January 9.30am – 10.15am.

NEWS | Foundation to help get toddlers school ready with new Ronnie’s Rascals programme https://t.co/J4GBNUzchd pic.twitter.com/0VsiLcRYOV

— Rhinos Foundation (@RugbyLeeds) January 11, 2017

The charity also continued to maintain its excellent links with their Ambassador Clubs and support them through their Sky Try tatser sessions.

@RugbyLeeds @SkyTryRL @FarnleyAcademy @Farnley_Cluster @leedsrhinos @Schools_RL @S_Horner61 @YorkshireJunior Big thanks to @RugbyLeeds and @CallumTolson who are throwing plenty behind our club as we look to welcome new players to Farnley Falcons . pic.twitter.com/e056OHd2Gk

— Farnley Falcons RLFC (@Farnley_Falcons) January 10, 2017

Thanks @hardman_ian for giving up his time and @RugbyLeeds for being there! Raring to go! https://t.co/ss9K3gi062

— Leeds Irish (@irishclovers8) January 10, 201

To view a picture gallery of some of the pictures from this week CLICK HERE and follow Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s official Facebook page.
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