Old Mutual Wealth Promote Grassroots Rugby


Penzance & Newlyn RFC win Kids First Champions Award

This February the Essentially team were down in Cornwall visiting Penzance & Newlyn RFC, the 6th winner of the Old Mutual Wealth Kids First Champions award.

The grassroots rugby competition celebrates clubs and schools across the country that are delivering an exceptional Kids first programme. All winning teams receive a special visit from former England international Ugo Monye, who provides unique training sessions as a reward for those leading the way in their Kids First approach.

The day in Penzance epitomised the spirit of grassroots rugby, as the kids got stuck in on a thoroughly muddy pitch. The mood was high as they were joined not only by Monye but also former England Rugby star Lewis Moody, who shared some of his top tips during the session.

Penzance & Newlyn RFC were picked due to their ongoing investment in upskilling their coaches. We captured content from the day to continue promoting the scheme to future participants. To watch some of the action, click here.