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With the London Irish partnership, we will deliver a 12-week programme with the aim of engaging girls aged between 15 to 18 years into education and business using the vehicle of rugby.
During our programme, not only will there be an introduction to rugby but there are also 4 presentations / company visits, which will take place by experts and professionals in their field of education and career development. The aim is to create further avenues into prospective employment.
Three schools such as The Mathew Arnold School will provide 10 students from each school for the project.
The students are chosen by the teachers at each school, as they know their needs and requirements.
Our project is concentrating on
Core Values and Leadership
Resilience
Social Media including entrepreneurial skills.
Marketing and Communications, including networking / relationship-building and problem solving.
Apprenticeships and Work Experience

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We are delighted to announce our latest project will be with Exeter Chiefs.
Our partnership will work with 6 Secondary Schools (Girls Only Groups), working with 4 classes of 100 to 120 girls.
This means 600 to 720 girls will be receiving 6 weeks of high quality rugby coaching sessions
And most importantly, we are also in partnership with Give A Ruck mental health charity to offer mental health workshops
Finally, one large festival to promote/fundraise for Maddy’s Mark and celebrate the programme.

With funding from Maddy’s Mark, the Harlequins Foundation would seek to deliver 6 weeks of sessions to girls aged 11-14 from across the Harlequins Heartlands. In total we would seek to engage 525 participants in Switch using an introduction to Rugby, followed by Mental Resilience Workshop & Barriers to Inclusion Workshop, and finally touch rugby games, programme reflection and transition support.
All the participant schools would then be invited to a festival of fixtures at The Twickenham Stoop, as a
celebration of women and girls rugby.
Maddy's Mark is now also contributing to a Bursary Fund to support female participants within rugby, this would include but not be limited to:
• Bursary fund to support underprivileged programme participants to support with costs associated with Rugby, for example, rugby boots, club registration costs and travel.
• Experiences fund to support with providing wow moments to girls new to the game, an example of this would be tickets to Big Game at Twickenham or attendance to a women’s fixture.
• Coaching fund to support women and girls to gain coaching qualifications to take on positions of leadership within the sport.

Maddy’s Mark are delighted to be partnering with the Saracens Foundation, supporting their ‘Women & Girls Participation’ project. They now are able to launch their first ever project that specifically targets increasing girls’ participation.
Our donation will be utilised to provide playing opportunities for girls in their local community. Delivery will have an equal focus on in-school engagements to upskill and introduce the game to more participants, utilising festivals at local clubs to help transition potential new players into their local clubs. Across Hertfordshire, the project will engage at least four schools that are in the closest proximity to six identified community clubs with well-established U12 and U14 girl’s teams. Each school will be offered two in-school sessions during PE lessons with all participants subsequently invited to a festival at their local club. At Saracens Foundation and Maddy's Mark, we are firm believers that one of the most captivating aspects of team sport, especially rugby, is the sense of community and support. By facilitating new players to experience a club atmosphere whilst participating festivals, the aim is to establish as many successful transitions from school participation to registered club players.


Maddy's Mark is excited to be in partnership with Bath Rugby Foundation, where we aim to make a difference in the lives of girls (aged 8-10 years-old) by growing confidence and acceptance in themselves and provide an opportunity for girls to represent their school in rugby and join their local rugby club.
Bath Rugby Foundation will deliver 5 weeks of rugby-based sessions for 3 x schools linked to a targeted grassroots rugby club in BANES and Somerset. The last week will include a festival hosted at the identified local grassroots club.


With our alliance with Wasps FC, we want to increase female rugby participation by providing the opportunity for children from minority groups and different socio-economic backgrounds to experience rugby, by further reducing the barriers to participation by building on the link between schools and Wasps FC club.
Wasps FC will create and implement a 6 week schools programme for Girls Rugby, delivering in four separate schools in the local area with mental health workshops and high quality rugby coaching.
Furthermore Wasps FC will host a schools festival for those four schools with a Red Rose in attendance.