Could Rugby Be the New Boxing?

Caught this article in the Guardian this week:

This is the London Boxing Academy Community Project in north London, which provides a last chance of education for disengaged inner-city pupils more familiar with the criminal justice system than the inside of a classroom. The boxing ring gets them through the door then, in return for the training, they must attend lessons in an adjacent building. If they want to play a full part in sport they also need to stay off drugs.

It sounds a lot like Bristol Rugby’s Inferno programme, which won the Innovation Award at the Parliamentary Citizenship Awards last month.