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Community Foundation launches HITZ podcast

Bristol Bears Community Foundation's HITZ programme has launched its first podcast, which will follow the journey of its pupils throughout the Premiership Rugby scheme.

The first podcast, presented by HITZ pupil Harry Godfrey and produced by Bristol Bears and Bristol City matchday presenter, Downsy, focuses on Harry's route on to the programme and what he has learned so far.

The Bristol Bears HITZ podcast is available on iTunes and Spotify and you can download/listen by clicking here.

You can find out more about Bristol Bears HITZ by clicking here.

The programme is hosting an open day on Tuesday, September 10th at Lockleaze Sports Centre, with limited spaces still available to start in September.

HITZ is Premiership Rugby’s award-winning education and employability programme which works with over 2,000 14-18 year-olds across England every year.

HITZ uses rugby’s core values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship to get young people not in education, training or employment (NEET) back into education, training, apprenticeships and/or employment, and is delivered nationally by England’s 12 professional rugby clubs.

Our core offer, the HITZ Learning Academy, offers a relaxed environment targeted at 16-18 year olds to improve their functional maths and English, develop valuable life skills and gain important qualifications alongside experience from work placements and employer-led sessions. The programme also offers essential enrichment and sporting activities which supports the development of the whole individual through not only improving their mental but physical wellbeing as well.

Participants in the HITZ programme regularly report an increase in resilience, self-confidence and aspiration as a result of their involvement, and over 70% go on to achieve a positive progression into further education, training or employment.

HITZ is funded by partners Land Rover, Comic Relief and Wooden Spoon.


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