Dallaglio RugbyWorks delivers a long-term intensive skills development programme, based on the values of rugby, to 14-17 year olds outside of mainstream education. The goal? To ensure they achieve sustained education, employment or training.
Dallaglio RugbyWorks was founded by Lawrence Dallaglio OBE, former England Rugby and Wasps Captain. Having experienced a troubled time in his youth after the death of his sister, Lawrence found rugby which he credits for helping overcome a very turbulent time in his life. Lawrence recognised the power that rugby had in transforming his attitude, behaviour and aspirations and channeled that power into the development of RugbyWorks.
RugbyWorks engages 14-17 year olds who have been excluded from mainstream education and enrolled in alternative provision schools. This target population comes from chaotic backgrounds with high levels of social risk factors such as troubled families, criminality and unemployment. They have much lower success rates in education and employment compared to pupils from mainstream schools. RugbyWorks is designed to help these young people onto a positive pathway to achieve sustained education, employment or training with a particular focus on exposing them to various vocational opportunities.
Why do we do this? Because we know there are a huge range of factors leading to students being excluded from mainstream education. And, for whatever that reason, we don’t believe that should signal exclusion from mainstream society too.
Dallaglio RugbyWorks aims to:
- Ensure that young people excluded from mainstream education achieve sustained education, employment or training.
- Empower and equip young people, giving them the means and inspiration to change their lives for the better
- Partner with inspiring people, where collectively we can achieve great things
Established: February 2009
Registered Charity Number: 1130353
Board members: 7
Full time staff: 13
Phone number: 02038417608
Address: Unit 4.07, Study 6, Tea Building , 56 Shoreditch High St E16JJView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website