Premiership Rugby Coaches Help Launch “THE GREAT BRITISH RUN” In New York With Sex And The City Actress Kim Cattrall

Premiership Rugby coaches helped launch “The Great British Run” in New York on Thursday, alongside Sex and the City’s British actress Kim Cattrall, as part of an initiative to develop and promote rugby in the U.S.A.

Her Majesty’s Consul-General to New York, Danny Lopez and Kim Cattrall are pictured in the attached photo with the Aviva Premiership Rugby Trophy.

Over 500 people ran 6 kilometres, one for every decade of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, to celebrate British heritage.

Premiership Rugby coaches have so far delivered coaching sessions to over 1800 children in three days in the U.S.A and have a packed timetable in their visit to the area.

12 coaches, one from each of the Premiership Rugby clubs, have travelled to New York along with four members of Premiership Rugby’s Community Team to help promote the game.  The visit follows Premiership Rugby’s successful trip to Brazil in March to help in the development of rugby in South America.

The core values of rugby will be used by coaches in their work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in New York to help improve self-esteem, community cohesion and other social outcomes.

The visit runs from 28th May to 2nd June and involves the following Premiership Rugby coaches:  Caryl Thomas from Bath Rugby, Marc Dibble from Exeter Chiefs, David Barley from Gloucester Rugby, Thomas Williams from Harlequins, Christophe Ridley from Leicester Tigers, Michael Crump from London Irish, Ian Isham from London Wasps, Gavin Beasley from Newcastle Falcons, Benjamin Mann from Northampton Saints, Richard Spencer from Sale Sharks, Max Malkin from Saracens and Tamara Taylor from Worcester Warriors, alongside Wayne Morris, Sophie Hartley, Helen Clayton and Scott Watson from Premiership Rugby’s Community Department.

On Saturday 2nd June, Premiership Rugby will be running fan engagement fitness testing sessions in the fans village at the 2012 USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship in Philadelphia, where the Aviva Premiership Rugby trophy will also be on display.

Premiership Rugby’s Community Department has developed a number of ground-breaking initiatives including the Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme, the award winning MBNA Tackling Numbers project and the award winning and innovative social inclusion programme Hitz, as well as the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup, the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7s Cup, and ESPN Premiership Rugby Masterclasses.

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