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Springfields Academy Honoured At RugbyWorks Awards

A Wiltshire School that has worked closely with Bristol Rugby Community Foundation was honoured for its sportsmanship and calming influence at a national awards ceremony on Monday, 11th July.

Springfields Academy in Calne won the Best Team Moment of the Year at the Dallaglio Foundation RugbyWorks Awards held in London, after diffusing a heated situation at a regional tournament.

The Dallaglio Foundation honoured the achievements of young people across the UK at the ceremony, which celebrated the successes of the RugbyWorks programme.

The programme supports teenagers outside of mainstream education into sustained further education, employment or training.

Chief community officer, Ben Breeze said: “This award is fantastic recognition for Springfields Academy and the way in which they conducted themselves in what had become a heated situation.

“They were calm, controlled and extremely mature and I’m delighted that they have been recognised for their conduct.

"Bristol Rugby Community Foundation delivers education, employment and training through the RugbyWorks programme on behalf of the Dallaglio Foundation – and we are very proud to do so.”

Lawrence Dallaglio said: “When you’ve had a tough start in life, uniting through sport, particularly rugby, can be immensely powerful. It takes real commitment to be part of RugbyWorks and we’re delighted to bring our young people here to Macquarie to celebrate their successes over the past year.

“Uniting the schools, teachers, young people and our partners together is incredibly important as each plays a vital role in ensuring our young people have a positive future ahead”.

The Rt. Hon. Stephen Crabb presented the award for Corporate Partner of the year. Also presenting awards were Ofsted chairman David Hoare, managing director at Macquarie Bank, Julian Liddy and Harlequins and England prop, Joe Marler.

The Dallaglio Foundation RugbyWorks currently works in 12 London Boroughs, Newcastle, Bristol, the South West and South Wales with 250 young people.

 

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