The London Broncos Rugby League Foundation recognises that leadership takes many forms and through engaging with sport and physical activity, we can encourage and develop natural leadership and confidence. Through programmes developed with our education partners and the governing body, we run leadership programmes that can be delivered in a single day session or a number of shorter sessions that take the principles of sport and physical activity to develop confidence, leadership and self-belief.
Suitable for Primary schools from Y4 to Y6, Playground Leaders is a leadership award developed in conjunction with Richmond School Sport Partnership and currently offered to every primary school in the borough through the Richmond SSP. Delivered in a single 3-hour session, Playground Leaders aims to give every child the opportunity to show their leadership potential through games. Using a mixture of classroom and practical activities, the course includes pupils discussing what makes a leader, a referee, ideas of fair play and sportsmanship then devising new games and teaching their peers. Following the course, schools nominate 'Playground Leaders' for breaks and playtimes, where each pupil has the opportunity to create games and activities for the group.
Rugby League Leaders Awards
Rugby League Leaders Awards are delivered over 6 hours, usually in 2 or 3 sessions, and for secondary and FE pupils. The RLLA was developed by the RFL and covers an introduction to coaching, being a match official, organising and running events and managing a competition. The programme is designed to be the first step in sports development or sports coaching that a pupil will take and preceeds a formal coaching or refereeing qualification. The standard and content can be tailored to fit the group. Our common model is to deliver RLLAs in older age-groups at secondary schools and colleges, then include those pupils who successfully passed the RLLA to assist with the planning, running, refereeing and management of our competitions with younger schools age-groups, primary school competitions and matchday activities. Some of our recent RLLA graduates have gone one to become ballboys and ballgirls on a Super League matchday, help with primary school competitions and go on to coach minis at their community club.