In 2017, after six years of working with young people through our rugby-based development programmes, we decided to rebrand and bring our name closer to what we do – which is why we changed our name to ‘Dallaglio RugbyWorks’.

We also changed our model of work, so instead of our offering several programmes we provided an intensive, long-term skills development programme based on rugby, through which we aimed to get teenagers outside of mainstream education into sustained education, employment or training.

Working specifically with 14-17 year-olds, the three year programme was designed to give young people either excluded, or on the verge of exclusion, from mainstream education a chance to succeed and progress onto further education, employment or training.