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3Pillars in the Media
Read our latest mentoring and prison rugby related news
4 December 2019
3Pillars founder Mike Crofts on BBC Breakfast
3Pillars Project CEO, Mike Crofts, appeared live on BBC Breakfast this morning, where he discussed how we must prioritise ensuring prisons are able to deliver effective rehabilitation, saying "the current reoffending rate for adults leaving the Criminal Justice System is 48% within one year. That speaks to a system that is not currently functioning effectively".
19 October 2019
Kyle Sinckler and his mum-pleasing try epitomised the enterprising and spirited victory England needed - and one they delivered
The Telegraph reports on Kyle Sinckler's performance for England in the Rugby World Cup. They note that Sinckler will forever be associated with Graveney School in Tooting and the Battersea Ironsides club, where Mike Crofts, 3Pillars' CEO, started 3Pillars Project to challenge “the failure of rugby to really penetrate inner cities, especially minority communities.”
23 January 2020
Clearscore CEO, Justin Basini on building resilience through boxing
Justin Basini discusses his previous struggles and his new journey to sustained success. "I lead by example, so my staff can see how I maintain balance. For me, exercise is integral to managing stress, so I box and work out every week".
3 December 2019
3Pillars founder Mike Crofts on Victoria Derbyshire
3Pillars Project CEO, Mike Crofts commented to Victoria Derbyshire live this morning, joining discussion in the aftermath of the Fishmongers Hall attack that “we’re focusing on sentence lengths. We need to be talking about ‘what is prison for?...much of the current debate is a “distraction” to the real discussions that needs to happen"
25 July 2019
How Steve O’Meara went from prison back to the boxing ring – via rugby
Steve O'Meara tells The Times' rugby correspondent Alex Lowe, about how a 3Pillars rugby course in prison has seen him turn around his story. Driven by a desire to show his children the importance of redemption, Steve is now coaching young boys from London's most disadvantaged communities.
18 December 2019
"3Pillars Project is a brilliant charity that exists running rugby in prison" - House of Rugby podcast
House of Rugby's Alex Payne discussed the power of rugby for marginalised communities in the UK with Ben Ryan and Mike Tindall, highlighting the 'excellent' programme that 3Pillars Project runs, taking rugby into prisons
19 October 2019
3Pillars founder Mike Crofts and coach Steve O'Meara on Battersea Riverside Radio
Mike and Steve spoke to Riverside Radio about what inspired Mike to found 3Pillars Project, Steve's journey from participant to coach, and our work delivering sports-based mentoring for young people in custody or at risk of crime.
25 July 2019
'No judgment. We just run': inside San Quentin's 1,000 Mile Club
3Pillars Project CEO, Mike Crofts tells The Guardian why sport for young men in prison is as important for them to stay mentally healthy, as well as keeping physically fit. When people leave prison mentally healthy, we benefit society as a whole.
21 April 2017
Telling young men to suppress their anger is a dangerous game - society must give them an outlet
Charlotte Leslie, Conservative MP for Bristol and North West, discusses the role of sport in giving young men and outlet for their anger and cites the work of 3Pillars Project. "The '3 Pillars Project' charity, set up by ex-soldier Mike Crofts, uses rugby in prisons to help rehabilitate inmates and is specialising in the mental health needs of men and the crises of masculine identity many face.”
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