12 Feb 2010, RHINO ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH RUGGERBUGS
Rhino Rugby has announced a tie up with Ruggerbugs, an exciting and fun pre-school development programme based around non-contact rugby for children aged 18 months to 5 years. Rhino is a great believer in low key use of rugby structures, balls and other equipment to promote and instil a fun and positive attitude to sport and fitness in pre-school children and encourage them to participate in regular exercise. Ruggerbugs founder Andy Peasey comments: “we believe Ruggerbugs has an exciting future and are delighted to be linking up with one of the leading rugby brands as we expand our operations throughout the UK”. Ruggerbugs operates on the basis of dealing with individual clubs and schools – their programmes, typically on a Saturday or Sunday morning, can utilise existing facilities, even a relatively small clubhouse area. For clubs it is another offering for existing and potential members, reaching out into the community and providing further income streams. The programmes are all based on joint participation of the parent with the child at the sessions. Rhino Director Peter Urey comments: “we are delighted to support this positive initiative and programme and believe that working with Ruggerbugs will strengthen our existing ties with clubs and schools”.