Youth Unified Rugby
Our Youth Unified Rugby programme is a physical activity programme for young people with additional support needs (ASN). It offers touch rugby for both young people with ASN and able-bodied young people and aims to create a fully inclusive, youth rugby environment.
The Team trains weekly on a Wednesday after school. Sessions either take place at Forfar Community Campus or Strathmore Rugby Club.
The goal of Youth Unified Rugby is to bring individuals and communities together. The programme aims to provide an inclusive environment taking into account the needs of each to allow them to fully participant. It enables both those with and without disabilities to have fun, play rugby and benefit more broadly from the game, alongside one another. Youth Unified Rugby is used as a vehicle for enhancing the lives of participants, fostering confidence and social skills, and splintering any barriers that still persist around disabiliites that are not always visually apparent.
The sessions are open to anyone of secondary school age who is able to walk unaided.
We are delighted to be supported by the NHS Tayside Community Innovation Fund