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Breeze Lauds Foundation's 'Extremely Positive' Fortnight

Chief community officer, Ben Breeze has described the past fortnight as ‘extremely positive’ after seeing the Bristol Rugby Community Foundation pick up two national awards, while also being highly commended for another five.

The Foundation’s Eagle Project scooped the Premiership Rugby PLAY Award at last week’s Parliamentary Awards at the House of Commons, with Spectrum Project and volunteer, Nino Genua, being recognised for their outstanding work in BREAKTHRU and Volunteer of the Year categories.

Following on from that, Springfield Academy in Calne – who take part in the Dallaglio Foundation’s RugbyWorks programme, which is delivered by the Community Foundation – won Best Team Moment of the Year at the Dallaglio Foundation RugbyWorks Awards held in London on Monday, 11th July.

Two other schools - Downland and Notton House - were also shortlisted for awards.

It caps a highly successful fortnight for the Foundation, on the back of ‘the best ever’ Break The Cycle fundraiser – and Breeze says everyone involved should be ‘very proud’ of their work.

He said: “It has been an extremely positive few weeks for Bristol Rugby Community Foundation and we are really pleased that the work being out in is being recognized on a national scale.

“Our coaches, volunteers and staff put so much into the delivery of these projects and programmes and I am delighted to work with such passionate and committed staff.

“We’ve got another exciting season ahead of us now and we will be looking to build on our successes and continue to improve.”