The Homeless Rugby Team is a touch rugby team made up homeless or previously homeless people and was established in the 2015/16 season. The team has gone from strength to strength, providing many memorable moments and we are very proud of this provision.
In consultation with our players, coaches & partner, we have re-branded to ‘Dragons Phoenix’, which takes away the stigma of the name ‘Homelessness’ from our participants now that they are playing regular fixtures.
Phoenix symbolises, rising from the flames as a winner, beating all life challenges and defeating hard times, which capsulate our ethos towards this provision perfectly.
We have already gained many successful outcomes and are looking to develop the provision over the coming seasons through the sponsorship of Newport City Homes who have pledged their support for two years. For more information on Newport City Homes click HERE
The support has allowed for the Phoenix team to receive playing kit and leisurewear. The provision also incorporates an off-field stragegy to help our participants outside of the playing environment to positively impact on their lives.
If you are interested in joining our team, please contact our Inclusion Officer, Karen, who will provide you with full training and fixture information.
- For further information contact Karen Burgess on firstname.lastname@example.org
DRAGONS PHOENIX & ASTRO
Through the support of Astro, we have been able to provide our Homeless provision with branded rugby balls for training & match days.
Steve Hodges, Chief Executive of Astro Technology Group said, “We are absolutely delighted to become a Dragons Community Partner and to be supporting their youth engagement programme and the homeless rugby team, the Dragons Phoenix."