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Beyond Rugby Bermuda

Beyond Rugby Bermuda (BRB) is a partnership between the Family Center and Bermuda Rugby Football Union. BRB works with kids at two schools in Bermuda, Cedarbridge High School & The Berkley Institute using core values of rugby to help develop young people.

A Partnership Programme with Family Centre, CedarBridge Academy and The Berkeley Institute

Family Centre’s Beyond Rugby Bermuda programme supports and inspires youth to reach their full potential on and off the rugby field. This twice a week after-school rugby programme provides youth with academic and social-emotional supports, as well as exposure to character and vision-building experiences. By combining rugby coaching expertise with the therapeutic skill of Family Centre’s Community Team, Beyond Rugby Bermuda helps youth to develop as people and as athletes.

Beyond Rugby currently runs in both public senior schools: CedarBridge Academy and The Berkeley Institute. This accredited programme is trauma-informed and strengths-based. Staff are specifically trained to recognize and work with youth who may demonstrate trauma-based behaviours. Youth are provided with a snack, a meal, and transportation home after each practice and are provided with crisis support on an as-needed basis. Beyond Rugby Bermuda is designed to decrease barriers to participation, promote high levels of youth engagement, and provide young people with the support they need to overcome their challenges and make lasting positive changes in their lives. The intentionality and intensity of the effort to holistically support youth are what make the programme exceptional and effective.

Beyond Rugby was a huge part of success of the 2016 Ariel Re Bermuda 7s, the 2017 Ariel Re Bermuda 7s, the USA Islanders v. Saracens Aug 10, 2017, the 2018 Ariel Re Bermuda Intl 7s, the 2019 Ariel Re Bermuda Intl 7s, the 2023 Bermuda Intl 7s, and the 2024 Bermuda Intl 7s

GALA VIDEO FINAL from Beyond Rugby Bermuda on Vimeo.