COMMUNITY FOCUS: See what great work rugby clubs are doing within their communities

This month we have some great stories from five Gallagher Premiership clubs. The below article will highlight the great work these clubs are doing within their community. Lets take a look…

Worcester Warriors

Warriors Community Foundation open second tackling dementia sports cafe


The first Tackling Dementia Sports Café was set up two years ago and runs every Wednesday morning offering carers and people living with dementia fun, activities and low impact sports as well as the opportunity for a chat and cuppa.

Last year the Foundation’s Tackling Dementia Sports Café won the Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year Award at the National Dementia Awards which encouraged organisers to run a second café.

The new café is based at Youth House, Bromsgrove Street in Kidderminster and will run weekly on Tuesdays from 1pm to 3pm and is free to all.

The group is run by Warriors coaches and volunteers who have all attended Dementia Friends Awareness sessions to ensure the group is as inclusive as possible.

Northampton Saints

Saints staff complete Parish community litter pick


Northampton Saints’ commercial staff stepped out to clear up St James’ End, undertaking a community litter pick on several streets within The Parish.

Launched ahead of the 2019/20 season, The Parish is a residents-only supporters club for those living in the area that immediately surrounds Franklin’s Gardens, as a way for Northampton Saints to say ‘thank you’ to our neighbours for their support.

Residents who live within the designated zone adjacent to the ground and who sign up to join The Parish are eligible for a number of exclusive benefits – with the Club also committing to undertake an annual community initiative aiming to enhance the area within The Parish boundaries.

Leicester Tigers

Tigers take next steps to honour ‘The Fallen’


Leicester Tigers have unveiled a commemorative display honouring those that lost their lives fighting in both World Wars.

As part of the Leicester Tigers Foundations on-going heritage project, donations from supporters have helped to raise over £70,000 so far with the display thanking donors as the club takes another step towards a permanent memorial.

The presentation was attended by a number of high profile figures including Murray Colville, Vice Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire and Chairman of the Leicestershire WW1 reference group, as well as Captain Bob Allen MBE, chairman of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment Association.

Bristol Bears

Community Foundation hosts sensory rugby festival

More than 50 people were in attendance as Bristol Bears Community Foundation hosted the first ever sensory focussed rugby festival at Ashton Gate last week.

Young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties, and complex medical conditions from New Fosseway School, Claremont School and Silva Care Community Services, were joined by visitors from Gallagher UK, Activity Alliance, Bristol City Council’s Disabled Children’s Team and representatives of local Active Partnerships.


Successful first week of Feeding Futures


Last week saw the launch of Feeding Futures, a community partnership between Saracens Sport Foundation and Burton’s Biscuit Co, that aims to work together to tackle holiday hunger for young people and families in the local community.

A recent study showed that one in three young people on Free School Meals (where families earn less than £16,192 or are on benefits or credits) will experience hunger during holiday periods, as they don’t have access to breakfast and lunch.

Feeding Futures aims to provide a high-quality sport and education provision for young people aged 10-12.

Each week-long programme include three days of high-quality sports sessions, along with educational workshops on various life skills topics and an excursion.