October 20th, 2016 by Sarah Turnham
Three of our pupils attended the media packed launch of the ‘TACKLE’ project yesterday at Aberdare School and got the chance to shake hands with rugby royalty! Sam Warburton and Alun Wyn Jones were the two British Lions captains at the launch and the pupils had photos with the players before taking part in a number of games inside the ‘TACKLE’ projects inflatable cages.
The ‘TACKLE’ project is a BT Sport’s charitable initiative The Supporters Club and Pro Rugby Wales will work together with the four professional teams in Wales that will bring an inspiring new rugby education engagement programme to young people.
TACKLE links with education and careers partners to help young people with clear education and personal development options; helping improve self-confidence, school attainment and employability skills.
The footage from the media was on ITV Wales and BBC Wales evening news.