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Homeless Rugby sessions going from strength to strength

Homeless Rugby sessions going from strength to strength
In partnership with Gloucester City Mission and Gloucester Cathedral, the Gloucester Rugby Community Charity launched their Homeless Rugby Project earlier this year and are delighted to report that the programme is coming along nicely.

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 also have a team on hand to offer support to those that need it.

Meeting up every Monday between 10am and 11am, the sessions take place in the Chapter House of Gloucester Cathedral which provides a striking backdrop for the sessions.

Mat Liddiard, Community Inclusion Officer said:

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