London Broncos in partnership with PDF Sport Ltd and Network Rail has recently completed a coaching programme in and around the Feltham area in both primary and secondary schools.
The idea of the project is to raise awareness of rail safety with the aid of sport, as well as getting young children playing rugby league.
The programme ran in five primary schools and Feltham Community College to over 380 children and has been run by London Broncos academy coach Chris Baxter. The schools have had a 5-week block of coaching where the children have learned all about rail safety whilst playing tag rugby league.
As part of the project the students have also completed a rail safety poster competition and each child receiving a Rail-Life water bottle at the end of the project.
Chris Baxter said: “The children have really enjoyed the sessions and at the same time learned about rail safety. Each child received a Rail Life booklet, which they had to complete throughout the program.
“We also completed young leaders sessions at Feltham Community College to get those students playing and referring rugby league. At the end of the program we will look to run a tournament with all the schools with those students running the event.”
The schools that have participated in the program are;
St Michaels and St Martins
Oak Hill Academy
Feltham community college