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Gloucester Rugby launch Homeless Rugby Programme at world famous Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Rugby launch Homeless Rugby Programme at world famous Gloucester Cathedral
In Partnership with Gloucester City Mission and Gloucester Cathedral,  Gloucester Rugby Community Charity are launching their new Homeless Rugby project starting Monday 4th February and will continue every Monday at 10am – 11am at the Chapter house of Gloucester Cathedral.

The aim of the project is to provide a safe environment for those that are homeless, have experienced homelessness or in supported living, to participate in physical activity.

The benefits for the individuals that take part in the sessions are increased confidence, provides a social hub, enables participants to stay physically active and a decrease in stress and anxiety.  We will also have a team on hand to offer support to those that need it.

Mat Liddiard, Community Inclusion Officer said:

“It would be great if we could attract enough players to create a team that could go out and represent Gloucester, and compete against other teams regionally and nationally.  That would be my aim.

“Giving people a sense of worth and purpose can really help with confidence and that feeling of belonging.

“Our taster sessions have been a great success and you can definitely see the enjoyment when they take part. We welcome anyone with open arms, whether they have played rugby before or not. 

“We just want to create a positive environment so that everyone feels part of the community and part of the club.  We have had a few who thought that rugby was definitely not for them, but after having a go are hooked and it’s great to see them turning up each week.”

If anyone is interested in finding out more, or how you can support the group, please contact [email protected]
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