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Rugby Union - Grass Roots.

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Rugby Union Grass Roots Initially I feel the performer may start playing their desired sport as a recreational activity, nothing more than just playing for fun. This usually occurs at a young age and may involve throwing a ball around the park with some friends or joining a rugby club to play mini rugby. At this level the performer is known as a 'novice performer.' The facilities at grass roots level are usually very basic, but they can vary dependant on the region you come from. At this level rugby schemes may be funded by the public sector e.g. local businesses. Attempts are being made to improve the scheme of youth rugby as the sports council has put forward a bunch of independent bodies known as the 'Local Advisory Sports Councils.' Rugby Union is quite popular throughout my region, which is Cumbria, so I feel it may be quite high up in the priority list. So I feel efforts are being made to improve participation in rugby union at grass roots level, especially from local clubs and local schools. Rugby union is one of few sports, which has made good use of the investments made by the government and administrated by ...read more.

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From this level and upward females have to play separately to the males. U14, U16 and U18 leagues are also available. The interest in rugby union amongst females has also increased, as there are now female leagues, which is showing a booming interest. The reason for this boom in female rugby is that the attractiveness of the game has enhanced, and women as well of men want to be apart of it. All these types of funding aid the development of skills at grass roots level, which is increasing the attractiveness and therefor interest at grass roots level which therefor can be put into correlation to the increase in the interest of participants and spectators at the professional level. This is due to the game being made more attractive I feel evidence of better provision is the cause of this. Local provision in rugby union is mainly assisted by the central government. However this is often not enough for the local and regional clubs, as they struggle to stay within their budget. This problem can be overcome by through support from organisations for extra funding. ...read more.

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North England or even England Rugby for disabled participants Disabled rugby has very limited provision. Only a few clubs in the UK provide the Facilities for disabled participants, However there is a disabled rugby league, which consists of, more than 12 clubs. This is known as the Great British Wheelchair Rugby Association this provides disabled facilities and makes it possible for people with disabilities to play wheel chair rugby. There is also 'The British Sports Association for the Disabled' which was founded in 1961 to help develop sport and recreation for people with disabilities. Unfortunately the RFU doesn't invest any of its grants into the sport of disabled rugby which means the entire organisation is purely voluntary that puts it at a huge disadvantage. There may be many exceptional disabled performers in the UK but due to lack of provision the pathways are very limited. Possible pathways: Grass roots This diagram below traces the ladder of progression, from grass roots to Under18 to elite performer, which is open to the performer as excellence develops Grass roots: Recreation and play Local school Local club Area/ district County Schools Level County Clubs level Rugby academy (excellence) Regional performer Youth Leagues for the Academy Elite Performer National Selection Professional career ...read more.

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