P2S RUGBYWORKS is a long-term skills development program for youth outside or at risk of exiting the mainstream education system. Youth excluded from mainstream education can expect lower quality of life outcomes, so at P2S RUGBYWORKS we work to provide these marginalised youth with the support and tools to feel better about themselves, navigate challenges more effectively and ultimately return to sustainable education, training or employment.
Our program is proven to work.
P2S RUGBYWORKS’ program is based upon UK-based charity Dallaglio Rugbyworks, founded by former English National Rugby Team captain Lawrence Dallaglio. Whilst looking to mimic the success of the UK program, P2S has broadened the catchment of the program and is focusing on three groups:
1. Youth at risk of being excluded from mainstream education.
2. Young people marginalized from mainstream education and currently in alternative education opportunities.
3. Young offenders, in collaboration with WA Police and Youth Justice Services.
What do we do?
Our coaches work in pairs with groups of 8 – 10 youths and, through games and sporting drills, build trusting relationships and promote and reward good communications, leadership, teamwork and aspiration. The program then progresses to classroom-based workshops, tailored employment taster days and work experience, in partnership with our corporate sponsors.