ChildFund Rugby implements a range of an innovative and award-winning sport for development curricula, giving children and young people from disadvantaged communities the opportunity to play, learn and grow.
“ChildFund Rugby helps young people practice the skills they need to keep safe in a rapidly changing environment and supports global efforts to achieve gender equality and end all forms of violence against children.” - Simon Whyte, Chair, ChildFund Alliance
ChildFund Rugby not only promotes the right to play in communities where children face challenges accessing organised sport, it also provides important learning opportunities where children can practice positive attitudes and behaviours supporting gender equality in their communities.
Rugby’s values of integrity, respect, solidarity, passion and discipline provide a strong anchor for life skills learning and creating an inclusive environment for all.
How do we support children?
By taking part in Rugby for Development activities, young people from vulnerable communities are equipped to overcome challenges, inspire positive social change, and take active leadership roles within their communities. Players and coaches develop and practice critical social and emotional skills to build relationships that support positive decision making. Over half of all ChildFund Rugby participants at all levels are female and the ChildFund Rugby environment is built challenge negative gender stereotypes and to create positive male and female role models.
With global recognition as a best practice Sport for Development program, we want more young people enjoying their right to play sport and learn.