Drybrook Rugby Football Club welcomed children with high-functioning autism to take part in a training session from coaches Jason Roberts and Paul Hornchurch last Tuesday.
The children attend a local youth group, organised by Crossroads Care, a local carers support charity working across the Forest of Dean and Herefordshire.
The young people had never played rugby before and were excited to take part in physical activities, promoting their confidence and communication.
They undertook basic ball skills, worked on their teamwork before enjoying a small game of rugby. The evening was rounded off by sausages and chips, all provided by the rugby club.
Drybrook RFC have pledged to put children first with the Old Mutual Wealth Kids First project. Aimed at U7-U13 boys/girls, it aims to up skill coaches and create a great rugby environment.
Old Mutual Wealth Kids First aims to give young people the opportunity to prosper through rugby by creating an environment for promoting fun, learning and confidence.
To find out more about the youth groups run by Crossroads Care, contact them on 01594 823414.