August sees the London Scottish Community Scheme embark on their first CSR project of the 2013-14 season.
On August 13th, the London Scottish Community Scheme will welcome a team of 16 – 17 year olds from the local community to the Athletic Ground. The group are participants of The Challenge Network, a programme that seeks to connect and inspire young people to strengthen their communities.
This is the second year that the London Scottish Community Scheme has worked with The Challenge Network. The group’s visit to the home of London Scottish is an opportunity for the team to share their innovative community campaign ideas, which they then plan to deliver in September.
Community Development Officer Ross Peacock: “CSR is hugely important to the community scheme as it helps to provide opportunities to those who might not have previously been able to access them. Over the year we have built up some great relationships through CSR work and we very much look forward to continuing work with The Challenge Network group and continuing to build relationships in the community.”
“The day will allow the group to look at the opportunities within professional sport both on and off the field of play, as well as providing them with the opportunity to share their community project ideas. We also hope to provide the group with the chance to get involved in one of the London Scottish first team's pre-season friendlies, thus allowing all participants to get a feel for what the game of rugby and, indeed, London Scottish is all about.”
For more information about the Challenge Network, please visit www.the-challenge.org.