Homeless Rugby are proud to announce our newest team, starting this week in Milton Keynes! A cross sector partnership including a local rugby club and it coaches, charity partners and the local authority, everyone has been working tirelessly to get this new team off the ground in 2019.
Homeless Rugby Director Verity Robinson has been one of the driving forces behind getting this new team off the ground in her local area.
“Homelessness in Milton Keynes is sadly an ever-present challenge, but what Homeless Rugby has done elsewhere is given people the affected by homelessness the opportunity to re-engage with wider society, to make new friends, to invest in their health and to gain new skills on the pitch that can be transferred off it.”
And Verity is aware that this weeks first training sessions marks the beginning of journeys for people on and off the pitch.
“It is a new game for a lot of people to learn, with new skills and a restart to physical exercise. These things combined with the cross sector interest and support for the new team mean that players will be embraced into a warm and positive environment. A special thanks must go to Milton Keynes RUFC, Help Our Homeless MK, Winter Night Shelter MK, MK Soup Run, YMCA, OU Student Association, The Bus Shelter and Milton Keynes Council for coming together to make this happen.”
Good luck to all the new players and supporters!