What is Sky Try Rugby League?
Featherstone Rovers Foundation was invited to deliver Sky Try in September 2016 by the RFL and by January 2017 the project got off to a great start. New staff member Paul March is leading the delivery of the project backed by Sky Television to get more people playing and watching Rugby League.
The programme is designed so the children learn basic rugby league skills as well as the key stage one fundament skills such as Balance, jumping, catching, throwing, agility and co-ordination it also teaches the children how to work individually and as a team. We are currently delivering this new programme to over 1000 children in primary and secondary schools.
Sky Try and Animalates Rugby League programme focuses on physical literacy while introducing Rugby League to a younger audience in a unique and exciting way ideal for KS1 children.
One of the key performance indicators for success of this programme is to track how many of the children from the programme transfer to some involvement with the sport of Rugby League. So far the programme as encouraged lots of children to join local community clubs such as Featherstone Lions, Sharlston Rovers and Hemsworth Dragons.
Award Winning Project
THE Featherstone Rovers Foundation were crowned winners of the Kingstone Press Championship Project of the Year Award for the Sky Try project in September 2017.
The Project of the Year award recognises clubs who have shown an outstanding commitment to meeting the objectives of raising the visibility and profile of the competition and increasing attendance at one or more games through a special project.
Foundation manager Amy Hardman said: “It is a huge honour for us to pick up such a fantastic accolade.
“It is testament to the hard work our team puts in and the superb results we have enjoyed this year.
“We take pride in growing rugby league and playing our part in doing so, on behalf of Featherstone Rovers.