2017 has been a busy year for the Community Broncos department. Under John Keyes’ leadership, Max Savage, Jacob Ogden, Will Lovell, Daniel Harrison, Adrian Purtell and Junior Roqica, amongst many other faces, have been busy delivering highly successful programmes in various local primary schools, and community initiatives, culminating in a nomination for Sports Club of the Year in the Ealing Sports Awards.
Working in partnership with Ealing Alternative Provision, a programme which provides education for young people who are unable to continue their education in the mainstream setting, Community Broncos started the relationship in the hope that the game would help the young people to learn the right skills to be able to return to mainstream education.
Winning the 2016 Award for Championship Project of the Year, Be At School on Time continued at Woodlands in 2017, along with a Mentoring programme, run in conjunction with Mosaic – part of the Princes Trust. The highly successful programme ran for 10 weeks, and encouraged pupils to think about the future and maximise their full potential. On completion of the programme, the students were able to graduate in London, and throw their caps into the air with Tower Bridge as the backdrop, and has already been requested for a second run in 2018.
Try Reading, a programme to encourage students to read more, was delivered at Woodlands Academy, Selborne Primary, Fielding Primary and Featherstone Primary, with all schools seeing a large improvement in the childrens’ reading skills.
Community Broncos have also been delivering rugby league coaching sessions throughout the community, encouraging participation in sport and a healthier lifestyle. Berrymede, in Acton, becoming one of the newer schools to take part in the initiative.
The incredible work of the Community Broncos department continues to flourish in the Borough of Ealing and beyond, with many more projects on the horizon, Broncos will endeavour to continue changing minds and changing lives for the foreseeable future.
If you would like to get involved, please contact John Keyes.