Pass It Back is an innovative Sport for Development program led by ChildFund in partnership with World Rugby, Asia Rugby and Women Win. The program aims to equip children and young people in Asia to overcome challenges, inspire positive social change and ‘pass it back’ to their communities. Using Get Into Rugby, a World Rugby program to grow the Game globally, the program gets children and youth to Try, Play and Stay in the Game. It is a part of the Impact Beyond Rugby World Cup 2019 strategy, which will increase awareness and sustainable growth of rugby in Asia. Pass It Back delivers an integrated rugby and life-skills curriculum in a safe environment that promotes the values of the Game and builds a new generation of leaders in disadvantaged communities across Asia.
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Rugby’s Values in Action
Pass It Back delivers an integrated curriculum with 4 key components:
Children and young people in disadvantaged communities are introduced to the game of rugby using Pass It Back Tag Rugby. Children and youth learn the skills of the game, join organised teams, participate in tournaments and have the opportunity to progress through National Rugby Federation player pathways.
2) Life Skills
Children and young people undertake a structured personal development curriculum where they learn about leadership, problem-solving, gender equity, conflict-resolution and planning for the future. Participants progress to be peer group leaders, captains, coaches and become influential role models in their communities.
Systems and procedures are put in place to ensure that children and young people are kept physically and emotionally safe. Child-safe sporting environments are promoted, drawing on the UNICEF-led International Safeguards for Children in Sport.
4) First Aid
First aid knowledge and skills are introduced and learnt by Coaches. An Asia Rugby-certified first aid curriculum is taught and applied to ensure player welfare is a priority.
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The Pass It Back program is also working with partners to improve safeguarding and gender inclusion practices in the region.
For any enquiries related to Pass It Back, please do not hesitate to contact the Pass It Back team on [email protected]
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