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Trust links up with Lincolnshire school

The Hull Kingston Rovers Community Trust has built up an exciting new partnership with Oasis Academy in Wintringham, North East Lincolnshire.

Oasis Academy first started working with the club’s community coaches as part of the Sky Try back in September 2016 for an initial six-week partnership, which has since grown into a partnership for the foreseeable future.

Working from term to term with the school and with new year groups and classes, the coaches from the Trust have now engaged with over 350 pupils, introducing boys and girls of all abilities to rugby league.

Just after Easter, Oasis Academy took part in the Trust’s Sky Try nines festival and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. This resulted in them going on to form a partnership with Archbishop Sentamu School, who are based in east Hull close to KCOM Craven Park.

Both Rugby League Leads in the schools, Ash Whiteley (Oasis) and Pete Grayburn (Archbishop), set up a rugby league friendly earlier this month with the help and support of the Community Trust, with the Lincolnshire school claiming a 22-22 draw in their very first full-sided rugby league fixture.

Due to the success of the delivery of rugby league, we are continuing to develop this strong partnership for the upcoming academic year.  The staff at Oasis Academy are now focusing on more rugby league delivery throughout their curriculum and enrichment activities.

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