Under Armour teamsports are delighted to announce that they have struck a deal with the Dallaglio Foundation to be their official kit supplier for 2015/16.
Damian Cooper MD UA Teamsports-
“Under Armour teamsports are excited to partner up with the Dallaglio Foundation for 2015-16. Lawrence is one of the true icons of British Sport and one of the outstanding figures in England Rugby history, it is a real privilege for us to have him as a UA Teamsports Ambassador. It is important for us to support the great work they do with disengaged young people in Pupil Referral Unit’s throughout the UK”
Under Armour teamsports is tasked with taking the brand to grass root sports and the RugbyWorks programme that the foundation offers typifies that ethos.
The kit supplied is built for performance, with efficient sweat – wicking capabilities and a tight stretch fit for comfort and durability.
Lawrence Dallaglio OBE, Dallaglio Foundation Founder said, "I am delighted to have Under Armour on board as the kit partner for my charity; a good quality, professional kit to keep our coaches equipped to do their job.”
Rachel Roxburgh, Dallaglio Foundation CEO added "As a charity, having Under Armour believe in the work we do using the game of rugby to help disengaged young people gain confidence, belief and become more employable, is invaluable. We’re thrilled to be entering this partnership.”
Former England Rugby Captain and 2003 World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio set up the Dallaglio Foundation in 2009 with a core objective of supporting disengaged young people become more employable through the power of rugby.
The Dallaglio Foundation’s RugbyWorks programme engages young people at increased risk of long-term unemployment, criminality and imprisonment, making them more employable through a three-stage journey designed around the core values of rugby to make them work ready.
RugbyWorks is founded on long-term relationships working nationally in Pupil Referral Units, with small groups of 14 – 16 year olds, who have been excluded from mainstream education, for an average of two years. Based around a curriculum of playing rugby, developing employability skills through games and workshops and providing experiences in the workplace, Dallaglio Foundation coaches offer stability to often unstable lives and provide a personal development pathway to employability.