SkyTry

Sky Try is a seven year programme that will support and develop grassroots participation of the sport across the UK. 

Sky Try Primary Rugby League: is delivered in clusters of primary schools selected around targeted community Clubsaimed at Year 3 & 4. Each primary school will receive a minimum of 5 weeks consecutive coaching, followed by a recruitment event such as a festival at Pennine Way. All Primary teachers in the Sky Try project will be offered CPD. The Sky Try coaches will work with these Clubs to help upskill coaches at Primary Rugby League age groups through running coach development CPD, and actively recruit participants who have received delivery in the primary school. Hemel Stags are currently working with 25 of the 42 Dacorum Primary Schools and the programme is continuing to expand.

Sky Try Local school competition and player development: is aimed at increasing local opportunities for secondary school boys and girls to play Rugby League, either for the first time or to assist in providing more regular opportunities for students at Key Stage 3 (year’s 7 – 9) to play. Linked to the competition delivery is the CPD workshops for secondary school teachers and community coaches U12-U14 that assist in further development of Rugby League and sustainability of the sport. This more regular participation is linked to the RFL Champion Schools competition that has recently seen Hemel School Year 9s make it to the national rounds of the competition after becoming South East champions. The schools taking part in this secondary activity are: Hemel School, Adeyfield, Astley Cooper, Longdean, Cavendish, John F. Kennedy School, Ashlyns, Parmiters Watford.