Lord's Taverners and Tag Rugby Trust
THE LORD’S TAVERNERS TEAM UP WITH TAG RUGBY TRUST TO PROVIDE SPORTS KIT TO OVER 1,600 PEOPLE
The Lord’s Taverners has teamed up with Tag Rugby Trust to benefit young people across the globe by providing them with the kit required to play rugby. To date, over 1,600 people have already benefitted from the partnership, with further kit donations expected to increase the scheme’s impact.
The Tag Rugby Trust organises the introduction of a sustainable tag rugby club based in communities in the UK and developing countries. To establish the programme, volunteers visit the beneficiaries to provide training, structural advice and importantly, deliver the much needed kit to enable them to continue playing.
Thanks to the kind donation from Tri Distribution to the Lord’s Taverners sports kit recycling scheme, over 60 bags of 23kg have been delivered to Tag Rugby Trust overseas tours. So far, recycled rugby kit has gone to projects in Romania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and a number of UK schools who volunteered on the projects. Shipments have been sent over to Uganda and Kenya, with young leaders who volunteer on projects receiving further kit to donate at their individual schools.
Martin Hansford, Chairman of the Tag Rugby Trust, presented the Lord’s Taverners donated team strips to teachers and pupils at the tournament for Zimbabwe schools. He commented: “Identity, pride and the ability to look like a team are the key contributions that giving kit makes, and these drive positive behaviours in children. We find that school attendance improves when a child realises the need to go to school in order to be considered for the tag rugby team.”