Latest news from Llanelli Rugby Business Network - School of Hard Knocks

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Llanelli Rugby Business Network's next event will be on Tuesday 8th November at Parc y Scarlets.
The special guest speaker will be Catryn Grundy, Programme Director for the School of Hard Knocks Cymru.
Catryn will enlighten us all about the work of SoHK in Wales and how businesses can benefit from becoming involved in the initiative.
If you would like to attend this event, you can register your interest via the following link:
The event is from 6pm till 8pm at Parc y Scarlets.

About the School of Hard Knocks Cymru:
Charity supported by rugby giants Scott Quinnell, Will Greenwood MBE, Brian Moore and HRH Prince Harry, heads to Wales to open a new chapter.
The School of Hard Knocks – a charity that uses rugby and boxing, to tackle social exclusion by getting unemployed people back into work - has opened up in Wales.
The charity is aiming to find jobs for at least 50% of those joining its programme and helping 90% of its school joiners to stay on in school by its self imposed deadline of September 2017; to be self sustaining in Wales by September 2017; and to assist no fewer than 500 beneficiaries a year.
SOHK Wales will be headed by Catryn Grundy, Programmes Director, Cymru.
One of her team is brilliant local success story, Liam Mackay, who turned his life round with SOHK help and landed a job with Arriva Trains before returning to SOHK as a full time coach, helping others to take the journey he has taken.
SOHK Ambassadors include rugby giants Brian Moore, Will Greenwood MBE and Wales and British and Irish Lions Legend Scott Quinnell.
HRH Prince Harry is also a keen supporter, attending SOHK training matches and taking part in training games.
For the past nine years School of Hard Knocks has been shadowed and filmed by Sky Sports for an ongoing TV series featuring Will Greenwood MBE and Scott Quinnell.
The programme takes 40 unemployed men, most of whom have never played rugby before, to form a competitive team. The players are also given the opportunity to attend a special jobs fair after their eight weeks of training.
SoHK for Schools is the latest initiative to be launched in Wales, it aims to support pupils at risk of exclusion to remain in mainstream education using the same rugby and psychological principles that have brought so much success in our adult programmes.
SOHK is helping many desperate people to get off the sidelines of life and turn the job market into something that looks less like a scrum with a little help from the people who see that rugby can be so much more than a game.
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About Llanelli Rugby Business Network:
The aim of the Llanelli Rugby Business Network is to promote and enhance business in Wales, particularly within South West Wales. During the meetings all attendees will be provided with the opportunity of introducing their business, the services they provide and the type of leads and introductions they are seeking, plus there will be ample opportunity for informal open networking in a friendly, informal and welcoming environment. There is also a guest speaker at all our events who’s talk is either business focussed or associated with Rugby Union.
The meeting is held in the Heart and Soul cafe at Parc y Scarlets.
There will be a small charge of £10 for attending (which will include the cost of light refreshments), which is payable on the night. It is important that you register your interest prior to the event so that adequate refreshments can be provided. Members of other networking groups are welcome to join us at our events for which there are no annual membership fees involved.
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