Laurence Dallaglio Visits YPA!
Former England player and World Cup winner Laurence Dallaglio visited YPA on Monday 3rd December as part of the Laurence Dallaglio Rugby Works programme. The programme, which has run at Yong People’s Academy for 5 years, uses small sided rugby sessions as a means to actively engage young people in sporting activity to help develop personal and social skills such as teamwork; communication; self-confidence; and resilience. Coaches also act as mentors for Year 10 and 11 students on the programme and take them to employability events and work experience opportunities to help prepare them for their ‘next steps’ after leaving YPA.
Students are YPA put on a great advert for the programme, demonstrating an impressive range of rugby skills alongside the legendary former England captain.