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Many people relate to the ‘School of Hard Knocks’ (SOHK) being a television programme that was presented by former British Lions rugby players Will Greenwood and Scott Quinnell.
Stories that evolved and the benefits to those participating were obvious, so much so that the SOHK is now very much recognised as an important national charity, delivering life-changing programmes across the UK for both children and adults.
Now, following the Sports Cornwall Foundation (SCF) having been awarded funding to run a SOHK project in our area, a unique partnership between the two groups, plus with the Cornish Pirates assisting with delivery and facilities, will see them use their common goals to implement it. This project is supported by the European Social Fund.
The initial plan is to develop a rugby-based employability programme in Penzance, with the Cornish Pirates, to those who are out of work. The aim will be to develop the participants through a series of both physical and mental build confidence,
Speaking ahead of a first 8-week cohort which will begin week commencing 20th October, Nikki Kelly, Chair of Sport Cornwall Foundation said”
If you are interested please come and meet us at The Mennaye Field home of the Cornish Pirates on Wed 13th October at our Open Day.
“The School of Hard Knocks is a recognised national programme combining lessons on the pitch and employability skills to people into further training or employment. Thanks to funding from Community Led Local Development (CLLD) we are delighted to work with Cornish Pirates to provide opportunities for the local community.”
For more information reference the SOHK, visit the website below or contact on [email protected]