Acti-Fit partner up with England Rugby

October 4th, 2021 by Dave Lote

Acti-Fit midlands are proud to announce that we have partnered up with England Rugby to assist with their Schools Workforce Development Pilot for 2021/22 as a 3rd Party Provider, other companies include Multi Academy Trusts, County Schools Unions and School Games Organisers. 

Acti-Fit pride themselves on working within communities to provide educational and sporting support to nurseries, schools and clubs. Working alongside England Rugby on this pilot underpins our company’s ethos and values by working within the Birmingham community.  

England Rugby Schools and Colleges Manager, Chris Sigsworth stated “We are delighted to be working alongside the team at Acti-Fit who are a proven deliverer with evidence of supporting schools.” 

The aim of the school workforce development pilot is to support 1400+ Development* schools in a variety of ways: 

  • Improve sustainability for girls 
  • Make game more inclusive for 14–18-year-olds; supporting all abilities within rugby by providing a mixture of playing opportunities, making the game suit to all individual needs. 
  • Develop teachers and young leaders within schools and educate on how to deliver rugby sessions whether curricular or extra-curricular. 
  • Develop competitive opportunities; hosting festivals where all clubs and abilities are welcome within the community 
  • Enhance club and university links to create partnerships between the education and sport sector which establishes more rugby and competitive opportunities. 

We aim to achieve the goals and aims that England Rugby have set out and contribute towards reaching 1400+ development schools. We will be focusing on creating a sustainable rugby offer by working with individual schools to find out what their individual needs and requirements are as a school, this will vary from teacher CPD development, providing more competitive and non-competitive playing opportunities within communities and clubs and finally creating a long-standing link with the local community clubs in the area 

Acti-Fit Director, Alex White commented ”ActiFit are delighted to announce we will be working with the RFU on their Development Schools Programme. We are passionate about sport development and in particular Rugby Union and to have the opportunity to partner with the Sports Governing Body is an exciting opportunity. We look forward to working within many schools to help grow the game.”