A SCHOOL has teamed up with Helsby Rugby Club to get more pupils involved in the sport.
Children at Ashton Hayes Primary are the latest beneficiaries of Helsby's growing schools development programme, which has seen community coach Geoff Crawford hand over rugby equipment.
The programme and Geoff's post are being jointly funded by the club's sponsor, Concept Kitchens, and SportsMatch in a £15,000, three-year scheme which will see Geoff deliver rugby coaching to all the schools in the club's catchments area of Helsby, Frodsham and surrounding rural villa g es.
More than 100 youngsters already take part in Helsby's junior coaching sessions on Sunday mornings.
The club boasts teams from under 7s through to U16s and has recently received the RFU's Seal of Approval award and Sport England's Club-Mark award.
They have more than 20 RFU-qualified coaches on their books and are always looking for new players, with no experience necessary.
* For further information on the club, visit www.helsbyrugby.com or call 07804 656558. For further details of the schools programme, ring Helsby Community Sports Club's Michelle Pickstock on 07856 177571 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org