England Rugby’s Mike Brown Launches ‘Thank You Rugby’ Campaign
London, Wednesday 4th May – RBS 6Nations Grand Slam winner Mike Brown has today launched a nationwide campaign to celebrate the positive impact that rugby has on individuals, schools and communities across the UK.
The campaign marks this year’s graduation celebrations for CBRE All Schools – One hundred of the 400 participating schools in the programme will graduate this May, after completing a three-year bespoke delivery plan which has enabled each school to transition from hands-on support to now running a self-sustained program of rugby in their school.
Thank you rugby celebrates success
To celebrate the success and the positive impact CBRE ALL Schools has made, the ‘Thank You Rugby’ campaign aims to encourage schools, teachers, students, rugby fans and anyone active in the rugby community to ‘thank rugby’ for all of the benefits they personally feel that rugby has given them.
As part of the activity, the ‘Thank You Rugby’ Campaign will be supported by a dedicated App which will be live from the 23rd May, that will allow CBRE All Schools students, teachers, clubs, coaches and rugby fans from across England, the chance to ‘Thank Rugby’ for all the benefits they personally feel rugby has given them.
Mike Brown visited The Warwick School in Redhill, Surrey today, one of the 100 schools graduating from CBRE All Schools to launch the campaign. During his visit Mike met teachers and students at the school and presented a graduation plaque to Head Teacher Ron Searle, and Mike Lockhart Rugby Teacher, to celebrate its achievements in embedding rugby as a sport and an ethos within the school.
Mike spoke candidly to the attendees about why he believes that the support from CBRE All Schools can transform lives, and why the ‘Thank You Rugby’ campaign is so relevant to him. He talked about the people that enabled him to achieve his goal of playing for England. What it means to be part of a team, the importance of discipline and respect as well as what playing for his school, clubs and England meant to him.
Mike Brown said: “Growing up I didn’t have the opportunity to play as much rugby with my school as I would have liked. I’m really glad to see that through the CBRE All Schools programme thousands of students who would have been in the same position are now experiencing all that rugby has to offer. Being part of a team with school friends and learning values like respect and discipline will stand these new young players in good stead for life. I’m proud to be here today celebrating with The Warrick School as they graduate from the CBRE All Schools programme, and encourage everyone to get involved with the Thank You Rugby campaign.
100 Schools graduating in 2016
CBRE All Schools will be awarding this year’s 100 graduating schools with their personalised plaques throughout the month of May, and will be celebrating the achievements and the impact that the legacy program has had and continues to have across the growing the rugby community with its #ThankYouRugby campaign.
CBRE All Schools believes that being actively involved in rugby gives young people the opportunity to have fun, build lasting relationships and gain valuable skills that give them advantages in life that go beyond the sport.