‘Tryzone’ Officially Launched At Headingley Carnegie Stadium

Leeds Rugby Foundation’s exciting new project ‘Tryzone’ was officially launched at Headingley Carnegie Stadium earlier today.

Tryzone, based in the purpose built Learning Centre at the home of the Leeds Rhinos, is a hugely promising three year programme of education projects with young people and families from all over Leeds ran by Leeds Rugby Foundation.

It is funded by the Big Lottery and works with specific young people and their families who need some extra support in order to make a positive difference to their lives.

There have been a variety of different activities undertaken by the Tryzone children over recent weeks including, yoga, kick boxing, dancing, and they even designed the official Tryzone logo!

Leeds Rugby Foundation Trustee, Jamie Jones-Buchanan has been a key figure in the success of these activities as he has assisted with a number of the Tryzone sessions that have been reported in previous weeks.

Tryzone also run adult IT courses for families wishing to broaden their technical knowledge and the hope is that today’s official launch will raise the profile of this life changing project.

Nigel Wood, Tryzone’s Education Programme Manager was joined by Janet Sylvester and Kathryn Bizley who run the scheme as part of the Leeds Rugby Foundation team as well as representatives from Yorkshire Bank, Platform and GMB as all partners continue to throw their weight behind Tryzone’s inception and its continued growth.

Nigel Wood commented on the early success of Tryzone: “These are really exciting times for the Leeds Rugby Foundation.

“Following an absolutely brilliant pilot term at Tryzone, Kathryn, Janet and myself can’t wait to widen the Big Lottery funded offer to pupils all over the city!

“The partnerships we have made with schools, support agencies, business organisations, individuals and volunteers have really enabled us to create a project which will make a positive difference to families all over Leeds,” he continued.

“The team have been constantly amazed at the commitment, effort and talent of the pupils, parents and carers during the pilot phase and that along with today’s official launch has really helped us to shape and plan for the exciting months and years ahead!”

For more information about Tryzone, the work they do and how you can get involved, please contact Nigel Wood on: Nigel.wood@leedsrugbyfoundation.org.