Jigsaw takes part in #GoingForGold7s with Irish Rugby

May 01st 2019

Jigsaw takes part in #GoingForGold7s with Irish Rugby

Jigsaw is delighted to partner with the Ireland Men’s Sevens squad for a special a Sevens rugby and mental wellbeing course for teenage boys in four youth centres across Dublin.

The programme, called #GoingforGold7s, reflects the journey that the players are on as they strive to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The programme delivers a six-week Sevens rugby introductory course in tandem with mental wellbeing modules delivered by Jigsaw.

The programme is being run at the Poppintree Youth Project in Ballymun, Core Youth Service in Inchicore, the Youth Resource Centre in Finglas, and Rialto Youth Project in Rialto.

John O’Donnell, member of the Ireland Men’s Sevens squad and co-ordinator of the programme, said:

"We identified mental well-being as an area that is not only closely tied to sport but is invaluable to young people at this time in their lives. We have partnered with Jigsaw and designed an integrated programme where what we do in training is reflective of the modules that are delivered on mental well-being. The programme has been up and running for a few weeks and has been really enjoyable. The kids are so enthusiastic and you can see them grow over the weeks as they gain in confidence.”

 

You can follow the boys' progress on Twitter with the hashtag #GoingforGold7s

Learn more about the programme on IrishRugby.ie