Thank you again for the Bridge the Gap Award. Here is a quick recap of our 2015 program.
The Toronto Dragons established its youth program (ages 6-12) in 2014. With funding from the Bridge the Gap fund, the Dragons were able to run two “TRY RUGBY” days. The first session was held at an indoor field at the end of March. This session was very well attended, and led into our first-ever spring session that we ran for 6 weeks in April and May at a local high school. The second “TRY RUGBY” session was held at the end of May at our home pitch to launch our summer outdoor session.
As a result of events funded by the Bridge the Gap Award, we were able to triple the number of youth enrolled in our rugby programs. Throughout the summer, we ran a Saturday morning house league for U8, U10, and U12 that consisted of a mix of skill development and game play. Additionally, our teams entered 5 local festivals with many smiles all around. The Toronto Dragons greatly thank the Canadian Rugby Foundation for their funding that helped us grow our youth programs.
Director of Junior & Minor Rugby, Toronto Dragons RFC