Program introducing thousands of youngsters to Rugby Sevens ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games
HSBC is a long term sponsor of Rugby at all levels around the world, and the new partnership with Serevi Rugby will target children who have not previously played Rugby. The programme also has a Coach Education element which will see hundreds of adults earn their IRB Level One coaching qualification enabling them to continue to work with the youngsters in their communities.
The two year programme began with two coaching sessions for 250 youngsters in Rio de Janeiro today involving children from the Morro do Cantagalo underprivileged community, as well as a special coaching clinic staged on Copacabana Beach. The activity in Brazil is in partnership with the Brazil Rugby Union and includes a commitment by HSBC to return to Brazil during the two year period with coaches to ensure the children continue their Rugby education.