Lions’ Foundation expanding their reach in Partnership with Hideout Youth Zone

21 June 2022

The Lions Foundation are further expanding the club reach by delivering Rugby League sessions in partnership with the Hideout Youth Zone in Gorton every Saturday morning.
This engagement is part of a wider strategic community plan that has been supported by BBC Children in Need Fund who have invested a significant 5 figure sum to enable initial delivery for 3 years.
Our two new community coaches Mark and Finlay have now been delivering a number of sessions weekly across Trafford Manchester and Salford since April.
On Saturday our community coaching team delivered their 4th session at Hide Out in Gorton. The coaches set up 3 skill drills for the children to test themselves on. Over the past few weeks we have had over 30 different children trying our skill games. Week 4 saw Lionesses  Rebecca and Georgia come along and deliver 3 skill games to a girls only class. This class saw 20 different girls try the skill games and compete in an agility race.
Mark Robinson, Swinton Lions Community Coach – The Hide Out runs where children can come in and out of games and tasks in the youth zone. We decided to do the skill games instead of it being like a rugby training session. This has worked well and each week our numbers have grown. To have the girls down this week was amazing and the girls in the youth zone really got involved. This is a small step in the right direction to grow our playing numbers in Manchester.

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