Rugby in Israel is not a well-known sport, but the focus of this project on peace and reconciliation has made it noteworthy beyond the pitch. The values of rugby, with fierce opposition on the pitch and strong fellowship off the pitch, is an important tool to break down traditional mistrust between different religious and racial groups in the country.

This project started early in 2018 and is now working in four cities across Israel, with twelve schools regularly, and bringing in a further 32 for festivals. These include Jews, Druze, Arabs, and Christians; local people and refugees. 

As with many rugby projects, we use "tags" rather than "tackles," allowing any child between the age of 6-12 years to experience rugby without fear of physical contact or the need for prior technical or physical knowledge and skills.

Our work is currently in Pardes Hana, Tel Mond, Tel Aviv, Ayelet Hasahar, Haifa, Modiin, and Rehovot. 

For only £1,000 per year, we can add another school and additional 100 children to the programme.