Hornets Sporting Foundation to deliver Fit Schools programme

Thanks to the support of Heywood Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group (HMR CCG), Rochdale Hornets Sporting Foundation will be measuring, monitoring and improving the fitness of young people at 15 Primary Schools across the borough.

The innovative scheme is based upon a pilot project that saw an 8% improvement in the fitness of young people thanks to testing and improvement offered by the Foundations coaches.

The programme is open to any Primary School in Rochdale and is free of charge, to apply simply email coach@hornetsrugbyleague.com

Fit Schools will test the agility, balance and co-ordination of over 6000 pupils in their PE lessons and will then repeat the tests across the next 12 months to monitor improvement.

Every child who is tested will have their own fitness programme delivered to them to do as “homework” as well as taking part in school PE and receiving coaching in Rugby League from the Foundation team.

Foundation Trustee, Niel Wood, welcomes the programme saying:

“Thanks to the support of the CCG through their Strategic Investment Fund, we are able to deliver this innovative programme across the borough. It will be the biggest single testing programme of its type in the country and will allow us to support our local young people to develop and live healthy lifestyles.”

Rochdale Hornets Sporting Foundation is established to get more people plying more Rugby League more often – for more details visit www.hornetssportingfoundation.com

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