Concrete Rugby Festival

Leicester Tigers players join first Aggregate Industries Concrete Rugby festival

  • 19 Apr 2017

Aggregate Industries’ inaugural Concrete Rugby festival was held last week between three Leicestershire schools. The round-robin tournament took place as part of a six week programme organised by Aggregate Industries and Leicester Tigers Foundation Trust.

Hosted at Aggregate Industries’ Bardon Hill HQ, the event featured surprise visits from Leicester Tigers stars Logovi’i Mulipola and Marcos Ayerza. 

The Tigers players presented the pupils with certificates for taking part at the end of the event and praised pupils on their performances.

Concrete Rugby festival

Concrete Rugby is a six week programme where coaches from Leicester Tigers introduce rugby to pupils in school years 7-9 across the county. Coaches teach a range of skills including handling, tackling and gameplay, as well as discussing the importance of safety, exercise and well-being. 

Further activities include taking part in the ‘speed pass challenge’, ‘Tigers tackle bag’ and the ‘ultimate big boot challenge’ – the latter of which taking place during half-time at a Leicester Tigers home game.

Organisers are aiming to introduce the Concrete Rugby programme to over 1,000 pupils over the course of the season. 

Chris Hudson, Managing Director, Asphalt & Readymix Concrete at Aggregate Industries, added: “It was great to host the first Concrete Rugby festival at our head office in Bardon Hill. The Concrete Rugby initiative is all about giving young people the life skills needed to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. 

This initiative is in line with our wider commitment to support schools and the community in the areas we operate and we are delighted with the positive impact it has had on hundreds of children. We’re glad a great day was had by all, and hope this festival is the first of many to come.”

Visit the Aggregate Industries website

Leave a Reply

More articles

BMI

BMI reveals roofing’s top 20 for the Apprentice of the Year finals

Twenty of the UK’s best roofing apprentices are gearing up for the two-day final that will see two of them awarded BMI Apprentice of the Year 2019 accolades.

Posted in Articles, Awards, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Posts, Roofs, Training

Geberit and Twyford highlight accessible Doc M solutions in new brochure

Geberit and Twyford have launched a new brochure that includes information on the company’s Doc M offering, simplifying specification of accessible solutions.

Posted in Articles, Bathrooms & Toilets, Bathrooms, Bedrooms & Washrooms, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Innovations & New Products, Interiors, Plumbing, Posts, Publications

UZIN

Innovative UZIN launch new website

UZIN is at the forefront of innovation by harnessing the latest technology, not only to improve and create new products but also to develop its digital services.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Floors, Information Technology, Innovations & New Products, Posts

Closomat discusses the importance of getting toilets right in education

Closomat, Britain’s leading provider of accessible hygiene, discusses how choosing the right toilet facilities can impact the health and wellbeing of pupils.

Posted in Accessibility, Articles, Bathrooms & Toilets, Bathrooms, Bedrooms & Washrooms, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Health & Safety, Interiors, Plumbing, Posts