The Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme is an initiative that will introduce over 36,000 young people to the sport through tag rugby.
The scheme is run by Premiership Rugby and the 12 Aviva Premiership Rugby clubs up and down the country and is will involve 600 primary schools with 1,200 teachers also receiving training. 600 sets of equipment and resources will be distributed and 300,000 spectators are expected to watch demonstration events.
The Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme is aimed at Key Stage 2 pupils aged 9 and 10 years. With each Premiership Rugby club working with two classes at 50 schools during the season.
Week 1-3: Skill development and learning the rules
Week 3-5: Skill development and team skills
Week 6: Festival
The tag rugby festival in week six will be the first taste of competitive rugby for many children and will allow schools that are new to rugby to participate in a fun tag rugby festival with schools of a similar standard.
One school from each Premiership Rugby club region will qualify for the Finals at Twickenham on Aviva Premiership Rugby Final day where they will represent their Premiership Rugby club.