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Imaad, 12 Dec 2019

We got the opportunity to run contact rugby at school. We targeted the least engaged children. We was amazed at how much the children loved it and what a difference it has made to their lives. Below is a report from Imaad showing the positive impact it has had on him.

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Hi my name is Imaad and I am in year 6. For some reason I didn't like any sports. I hated any type of sports and didn't want to join in. I would hear people telling me to "play football" but when I tried I would get bored easily. To me all you do in football is kick a ball.

However, one day in class we were asked if anyone would like to play a sport that included contact with other players and was called rugby. At first I assumed it would be boring like all the other sports but I give it a go anyway.

After my first practice of rugby in school I started to enjoy it and I was actually quite good at it.

Now I have joined the Burnley Rugby Club and train twice a week. I play matches with other teams every Sunday and I am having the time of my life!

I finally have a sport that I love... Rugby!

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