tappit announce two-year partnership deal with Dallaglio RugbyWorks

tappit announce two-year partnership deal with Dallaglio RugbyWorks

London. February 7, 2019. tappit, the cashless experience provider, has announced its renewed support for Dallaglio RugbyWorks and the Dallaglio Cycle Slam event. The two-year contract will see tappit support the charity through a series of initiatives culminating in headline sponsorship of the 2020 Dallaglio Cycle Slam.

The charity was founded by England and British & Ireland Lions rugby legend, Lawrence Dallaglio OBE and is an intensive, long-term skills development programme based on the values of rugby with the aim of getting teenagers outside of mainstream education into sustained education, employment or training.

The bi-annual Cycle Slam is the charity’s flagship event and sees up to 200 riders commit to an epic cycling challenge. The 2018 event saw the cyclists take on the French and Swiss Alps, Italian lakes and stunning scenery of Slovenia and Croatia raising in the region of an extraordinary £1 million.

The partnership will also see tappit sponsor the delivery of the RugbyWorks programme in two UK schools. Working within these schools RugbyWorks coaches run a long-term skills development programme, based on the values of rugby, to local teenagers who have been permanently excluded from mainstream education. Over three years the programme exposes participants to various vocational opportunities through a three-stage journey of engagement, integration and achievement and includes career taster days supported by tappit's partners.

“We are excited to be a title sponsor for Dallaglio’s Cycle Slam event 2020,” said Jason Thomas, CEO of tappit. “As a sponsor for the second time, we support the great work RugbyWorks do, and it’s a privilege to partner with an organisation that works hard to give back to the community. Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy memorable experiences and build valuable life skills, so we’re pleased to support their ongoing efforts to improve the lives of young people.”

Rachel Roxburgh, CEO at Dallaglio RugbyWorks, said, “Thanks to tappit’s generous sponsorship this will help us put on the most successful Dallaglio Cycle Slam to date. With their support we are confident that we can raise more in donations through the event than in any previous year, allowing us to continue to reach more young people in Alternative Provision across the country and help them in achieving a better future.”

The tappit platform has cashless payments at its core and offers access control, registration, detailed reporting and easy integration with existing systems. It reduces queues, maximises profit, eliminates fraud and provides event organisers with valuable data and insights.

Events and venues around the world provide the best cashless experience using tappit, including: Manchester City Football Club, Birmingham City Football Club, Bestival, Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby 7s, Creamfields, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the World Surf League.

About Dallaglio RugbyWorks

Dallaglio RugbyWorks was founded in 2009 by England World Cup Winner, Lawrence Dallaglio, OBE. Rugby helped Lawrence transform his attitude, behaviour and aspirations, in life and on retirement, he used this as the inspiration for developing RugbyWorks.

RugbyWorks is an intensive, long-term skills development programme based on the values of rugby, through which it aims to get teenagers, 14-17 year old’s, outside of mainstream education into sustained education, employment or training.

Participants largely come from chaotic backgrounds with high levels of social risk factors such as troubled families, criminality and unemployment. These young people are enrolled in Alternative Provision Schools, where Dallaglio RugbyWorks coaches go in and work hand in hand with local teaching staff, using the values of rugby to help develop a wide range of essential skills for these permanently excluded teenagers.

Based around a curriculum of skills development through rugby, classroom based activities and mentoring, RugbyWorks is delivered in small highly focused groups. Working with corporate supporters, the programme provides vocational experiences for the young people. CV writing, interview technique workshops and work experience placements all help build a path to sustained education, employment or training.

RugbyWorks results are significant, a young person on the programme is 3 times more likely to pass a Maths & English Level 2 and twice as likely to still be in education, employment or training 12 months after leaving school. Both significant predictors of future employability and ability to support themselves and their families to build a better life.

Currently RugbyWorks operates across the UK in 68 schools and has over 450 young people working in the programme.

For more information visit www.dallagliorugbyworks.com
Registered charity number: 1130353 (England and Wales) SC946140 (Scotland)
For more information on Dallaglio RugbyWorks please contact: amy@dallagliorugbyworks.com

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