Northampton Saints’ newly-formed mixed ability rugby programme will be opening its doors to supporters, hosting both a free open training session ahead of Saints’ clash with Dragons on Saturday 8 December.
Working alongside Northampton Heathens RFC since September, Saints’ community team have been helping to develop a mixed ability rugby side in Northamptonshire, in conjunction with Premiership Rugby's Project Rugby campaign.
Community coaches from Saints have been delivering the programme which aims to reach those within disability groups who are both seasoned players or have never before considered trying rugby.
With Saints’ community coaches and representatives from Heathens set to host an open training session on Saturday 8 December, you can come along – completely free of charge – to see just how accessible mixed ability rugby can be, before Northampton's European Challenge Cup clash against Dragons.
The session will be inclusive for able-bodied participants with both learning and physical disabilities, and will run from 11.30am and 12.30pm on the training pitches at Franklin’s Gardens. Mixed Ability rugby sessions are full inclusive, with all players training and playing together; the programme is not just about developing a disability rugby team but about giving people with disabilities the opportunity to train and play as an equal team member.
And with a mixed ability rugby fixture between Northampton Heathens Hellhounds and Bradford Bumbles following the training session (kick-off 1pm), you’ll get a real taste of the new programme and see how you could get involved at Saints. Everyone is welcome to watch the fixture, whether you've taken part in the training session or not.
Please fill in the form below to sign up for the open training session.
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