Bath Rugby Foundation is the charitable arm of Bath Rugby Club set up to empower young people in Bath and surrounding areas to succeed. We use the values of rugby to inspire young people to create a better future for themselves. Our focus is on improving Health, Education, Employability and Inclusion in the South West.
Bath is a city famed for its Roman baths, impressive Georgian architecture, Jane Austen – and of course its rugby club. But behind the Georgian façade lies a different story. 20% of children in Bath are living in poverty.
One area of Bath, Twerton West, is in the top 10% most deprived areas in the country. A matter of miles down the road, Bear Flat is in the top 10% least deprived. All the while, the gap between the two is widening. The poor are getting poorer, and the rich are getting richer. A baby born in the most deprived area of B&NES can expect to live 9.3 years less than one born in a more affluent neighbourhood. Whiteway is within the bottom 1% in the country in its provision of education and training for children and young people. The problem is clear.
And that’s why Bath Rugby Foundation has created a host of programmes that ensure every young person, no matter their background, is given the tools they need to succeed – to create a better future for themselves.
Click on Bath Rugby Foundation website for further information.