On Saturday 24 August Let’s Play in partnership with the Free State Rugby Union’s structures, held a training clinic with various schools from Bloemfontein, Thaba’Nchu, Botshabelo, Trompsburg, Gariepdam, Reddersburg, Oppermans, Koffiefontein and Luckhoff. The training was done with the various sports coordinators from participating schools in the Free State region.

Let’s Play is a corporate social responsibility initiative developed by SuperSport in 2005, in a bid to stimulate physical activity in the youth market. This latest initiative, the Let’s Play Schools Rugby Programme, aims to share the fun of the game of rugby with as many children as possible, targeting non-playing rugby primary schools throughout the country by providing coaching clinics.

The Let’s Play rugby clinics in partnership with local Rugby Union’s structures, provide a sustainable approach and introduces both boys and girls aged U9, to a safe, non-contact version of the game.

Over 7 000 children from 250 schools across the country participate in these clinics.

“No words can describe the expressions of joy on the kid’s faces as the coaches took them through the various aspects of the game of rugby. These children have the greatest gifts of life, innocence and an optimistic outlook, yet they are vulnerable. Sport certainly contributes towards the protection of children against temptation”, says Let’s Play’s Vaughn Bishop.