Currently: Mondays 6.30-7.30pm (moving to Wednesdays 6.30-7.30pm starting 7 th December 2022)

Coaches: Pippa Bruckland, Lee Tyas, Richard and Paul

Contact: MixedAbility@buzzardrugby.co.uk

The Mixed Ability rugby team embraces diversity and gives real opportunities, for people of all abilities
who are facing a wide range of barriers, to participate and play together whilst empowering themselves.
They do this by training in a mainstream club, being equal members, striving to reach personal goals,
and challenging stereotypes around the convention of sports and the tradition of separating disabled
participants. So whether you wish to get fit, have a recognized condition or just want to play socially this
could be the rugby team for you.

For some, it’s about learning new skills or being part of a new family, for others it is a chance to
demonstrate their sporting know-how and commitment to inclusion. It doesn’t matter, we are all
coming together to share our love of rugby. LBRFC advocate rugby participation across our club, giving
people the opportunity to join in grassroots rugby by promoting inclusion and equality through a sense
of belonging and membership of LBRFC.

Pippa Bruckland has sixteen years’ experience working with people with Autism, learning disabilities,
behavioral issues and/or physical disabilities. She played rugby for Olney RFC in her youth and has
supported various rugby clubs in various roles over the years. She is supported by Coach Lee Tyas, a
LBRFC Senior player and volunteers Richard and Paul.

What do I need to play?

Trainers or Rugby Boots

Do I need to bring anything?
You make like to bring a water bottle and a change of clothes in case you get wet.
Can I bring a friend, family member or support worker with me?
Everyone is welcome. They can choose to join in, watch on the touch line or sit in our club house while
you play.

Am I safe?
Coaches hold RFU qualifications to coach mixed ability rugby. There is a first aider assigned to the group
and on hand throughout the training sessions. All coaches have an enhanced DBS check.
We ask that you provide any health information that is relevant to keeping you safe and healthy to one
of the coaches on arrival on site.

Is there anything else I should know?
The Saracens foundation support our mixed ability team and we will play at Mixed Ability Festivals when
they are held. These events are held at weekends and players will be informed asap of dates of events.

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