Sky Try Rugby League

The York City Knights Foundation Sky Try Rugby League programme is continuing to help develop Rugby League in our local area for a sixth successive year.

The Knights are proud to be able to continue this delivery, which engages with over 1700 children aged 5-15 in the sport each year.

Sky Try is the biggest ever National programme of Rugby League opportunities in schools and is providing hundreds of thousands of children and young people a high-quality introduction to the sport. The programme helps them find more local playing opportunities, from school teams to local community clubs and the award-winning talent pathway.

Delivery is normally delivered in six-week blocks allowing children to develop and explore a range of skills, followed by an invitation to recruitment events such as an assembly or participation festival. This half term alone we have delivered five schools festivals with a total of seven secondary schools entering.

Regular courses are held for both community coaches and teachers to help provide new ideas on methods of delivery and help drive standards.

Neil Gulliver, General Manager, said “Over the past year we have delivered sessions to over 1700 young people from across York and the surrounding areas. Our team of coaches have done a fantastic job in delivering high-quality rugby league sessions in both primary and secondary schools.

“It is this coaching that will help inspire the next generation of players, coaches and supporters. The Foundation has an outstanding reputation in schools and this funding will enable us to continue to extend our reach into the community.”

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