Sheffield club to kick off more interest in rugby

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A Sheffield rugby club has won an £8,000 Big Lottery grant to introduce the sport to children at 11 primary schools.

Mosborough RUFC will use the Sport for All Fund cash to set up a blueprint to teach tag rugby skills to children aged five to 11.

Club members are working on the project with the help of Activity Sheffield.

The plan is to deliver 96 hours of free tuition in schools during the current school year, with the emphasis on fun and entertainment.

The club expects interest in the sport to increase with the Rugby World Cup coming to England in 2015.

Players hope to engage children and their parents in the sport and show teachers how to continue to educate youngsters on the basic rugby disciplines.

All schools taking part in will be offered a free RFU-approved, one-day course to enable them to continue to instruct pupils in rugby skills.

Most of the sessions will be delivered this term and children will be encouraged to continue their interest in the sport by training at Mosborough RUFC, Miners Welfare Club, Station Road, Mosborough, on Sunday mornings until noon.