Read all about how the SKYTry programme and the Hull FC Community Foundation are making a difference in local Primary and Secondary schools.

The SKYTry Programme

The Sky Try programme aims to ‘make a difference by increasing the amount of viewers, spectators and participants to Rugby League’. The Sky Try Programme has four distinct pillars as shown below which have specific targets and outcomes.

Sky Try Primary Rugby League:

This is delivery in clusters of primary schools located around selected community clubs targeting 8-9 year olds (Key Stage 2).

Each primary school will receive a minimum of 5 weeks consecutive coaching, followed by a recruitment event such as an assembly or participation festival.

All Primary teachers in the Sky Try project will be offered CPD. Community Clubs will be selected to work as targeted partners for participation by the SKYTry deliverer.

The SKYTry deliverers will work with these Clubs to help up skill coaches at Primary Rugby League age groups through running coach Development CPD, and actively recruit participants who have received delivery in the primary school.

Sky Try Secondary:

This is aimed at increasing local opportunities for secondary school boys to play Rugby League, either for the first time or to assist in providing more regular opportunities for students at Key Stage 3 (years 7-9 boys) to play.

Sky Try Play Touch:

This is a 6-week touch workout project aimed at increasing the number of girls participating at Key Stage 3 and 4 (years 9-12) benefiting from an extraordinary participant experience.

Making the big games bigger:

This is targeted at increasing the number spectators at club matches and RFL major events through the Sky Try local projects.