A great new training initiative has been instigated at North Shields RFC by Simon Foster and Adam Hay. Adam is helping out as a Coachcore Level 2 Community Activator Coach through the RFU and has set up coaching sessions on Thursday nights to teach a group of asylum seekers on how to play rugby. This involves teaching them the basics in small groups whilst doing some forms of fitness until they are ready to join the Seniors at North Shields and not feel out their depth. Adam says "they seem to be loving it so far and have improved very quickly with some detailed and more personal coaching."
This latest initiative is yet another great example by North Shields RFC to promote unity and enjoyment through playing rugby across the whole community, and is part of a wider number of projects undertaken by North Shields.
The club also acts as a community hub also working with disabled people wanting to try rugby, youths from disadvantaged backgrounds, helping to bring rugby values to schools in the area and acting as a base for Behind the Smile, a voluntary organisation for helping people with mental health issues such as PTSD etc.