What We Do

We are able to offer the programmes of engagement either free of charge or at reduced rates to organisations that require support through sport. As we continue to raise funds within the charity, we aim to be able to offer engagement programmes at no charge or at reduced rates.

Please see the Engagement Programmes below including our Educational Solutions Document (ESD) for schools.

Programmes for schools

The Avery Fields Community Foundation, through our association with Community Group are able to offer the following programmes to schools. We are continually seeking funding to allow us to support schools in meeting the costs of these programmes. For further information please view the download below.

Rugby Reading Champions Programme

As this is becoming such a significant programme for the Foundation, whilst it is referred to in the ESD, we wanted to highlight it here! We are now able to provide primary schools with an opportunity to participate in our Rugby Reading Champions Programme, working with youngsters who would benefit from one to one and small group work. The programme is designed to associate reading with sport and in particular Rugby Union through 60-minute reading sessions and 60 minute coaching and fun games. The provision of books and reading literature (which is included as part of this programme) for the children to continue to use after the programme is an extremely important aspect and is aimed at sustaining their long-term development.

Working with the National Literacy Trust, we have developed a programme which as well as developing their reading skills also helps develop children’s teamwork and communication skills (both highly transferable life skills) and can lead to enhanced confidence and self-esteem as well as having the obvious physical benefits of being involved in an active team sport with meaningful values.

Rugby Pathway Programme

We are aware that several of our programmes will create an interest in being involved in the game of rugby but it may not be easy for young people to get to a rugby club or they may not be able to afford the necessary kit or they may lack the confidence to take that first step to actually join a rugby club. The Rugby Pathway Programme will provide the necessary assistance for up to 75 young people from our Primary Prospects Programme, Secondary School Sports Mentoring Coaching Programme, Girls Rugby Programme and Rugby and Multi Sports Camps to join a rugby club and hopefully provide a route to lifelong sporting participation for these young people. In addition to helping with practical measures such as transport and kit, the beneficiaries will be supported by the Foundation’s Community Team of coaches who will ensure a smooth introduction to a relevant age group team.

Rugby and Multi Sports Camps and HAF camps

The Avery Fields Community Foundation holds regular Rugby and Multi Sports Camps during school holidays which feature loads of fun, safe and enjoyable games and activities. All our sports camps are conducted in a safe and friendly environment and run by our professionally qualified and compassionate coaches.

The camps are inclusive for all and are open for both boys and girls aged from 5-16 from all local area schools and clubs. Designed to improve self-confidence, eye to hand coordination and social skills in a sporting environment where participants can enjoy themselves with little or no previous rugby playing experience required.

HAF camps are for children that are currently receiving free school meals at schools and provides a great opportunity for children to access sport when perhaps they might not have been able to.

Breakfast Clubs for vulnerable children

A fantastic project that will see Avery Fields Community Foundation provide breakfasts together with coaching, mentoring and support for vulnerable children. AFCF will be working with local charities and schools in organising this great initiative to support these children over the summer holidays and into the new academic year.