Worcester Warriors celebrated the success of our flagship community initiative – Walk Like A Warrior – prior to the league game with Saracens on Friday evening.
The scheme is designed for children in school years 8 and 9 and focuses on six life skills: teamwork, problem solving, communication, confidence, self-discipline and respect.
Each course caters for up to 12 children, three hours per week over 10 weeks and is completed by a celebration of achievements and a graduation which parents and teachers are invited to attend.
The course, held at Sixways and takes place in the classroom and on the field, has already helped over 350 children since 2008 and has been supported by West Mercia Police, Hewett Recruitment, the Youth Offending Service, Worcester Community Housing, Festival Housing, Rooftop Housing, the Community Housing Group and Wyre Forest Community Safety Partnership.
Chairman Cecil Duckworth OBE was among those to see firsthand the work of the Walk Like A Warrior project last week when he attended sessions with Dyson Perrins CofE Academy from Malvern.
Carol Hart, Warriors Community Foundation Manager said “The Warriors Foundation exists to help and support young disengaged people across the region. Walk like A Warrior, our flagship programme has been running since 2008 and we are proud of its achievements and the difference it has made to so many young people. Sport has a magical power, utilising this power as a tool to re-engage young people on and off the field is what we do. It’s a model that works and changes lives.”
The game with Saracens saw fans attend a special celebration at Sixways prior to kick-off as part of our ongoing plan of activity to raise awareness of the valuable work the Warriors Community Foundation is doing across the region.
Winning numbers for the raffle held in the Pitch View on the night were:
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