We’re a business that takes pride in the work we do within the community and for local charities in Gloucestershire. In particular, the CSR partnership we have with Longlevens Rugby, The Chamwell Centre and The Milestone School has been ground-breaking, attracting interest and award nominations both locally and nationally. The initiative gives SEN children the opportunity to play rugby, get fit, socialise and be part of a team.

Recently, pupils from The Milestone School have enjoyed weekly taster sessions with the Longlevens Rugby Mixed Ability team coaches. The mixed ability rugby team at Longlevens welcomes those of any age, gender, experience, or ability to play the sport they love in an inclusive environment.

The sessions were provided to both primary and secondary age grade pupils at The Milestone School, giving insight in to how to play rugby, skill exercises and playing matches, whilst experiencing what it is like to have training sessions with qualified coaches.

Dee & Griffin has been a part of the mixed ability rugby journey at Longlevens Rugby since it started in 2017, providing resources to set in place the organisation, infrastructure and funding of the project. So, we’re proud sponsors of these taster sessions and worked with Longlevens Rugby to provide a dedicated training shirt to each pupil taking part. The feedback was great as not only did they look great on the children, but they were really happy to have something to keep and use for future training sessions.

The hope is that many of these children will remain interested in the sport, to continue to be a part of Longlevens Rugby and be the future stars of the Longlevens Rugby Mixed Ability team.