Youth Programmes - 2017/18
Sport for Development
"It [rugby] gets rid of peoples’ tension. People are building relationships while playing. We’re not being violent but doing it through sport".
"You can get your anger out in a positive way. You channel your emotions into performing better".
"I’m more positive and I think more clearly about life. It’s something to enjoy".
"My mental willpower has increased remarkably".
"I get along with them better now, particularly after the game. I didn’t used to talk to the staff but now I do".
"We played against the staff and it felt very positive".
These comments are taken from the cohort in 'Play is Training for the Unexpected'.
Statistics from Youth Programmes - 2017/18
All participants improved their communication skills and team working abilities
All participants improved their physical fitness, with an average improvement of 19%
All participants increased their impulse control; with 40% of participants having a 20% improvement.
These statistics are taken from the cohort in 'Play is Training for the Unexpected'.
Adult Programmes - 2016/17
Statistics based on completed feedback forms over six courses:
98% agreed that the course had a positive impact with other inmates
95% agreed that the course had a positive impact on their mental wellbeing
95% agreed that they felt better equipped to achieve their goals as a result of taking part in the course
94% agreed that the course had a positive impact on their self-confidence
89% agreed that the course helped them regulate their emotions more effectively.
"What 3Pillars offered us is support after our sentences. It was really, really liberating to know that when you get out of jail, you've got someone to go to for support, and gave us just a good experience in general." - Ex-Participant.
"At first it was just to get out of your cell and play rugby and then I quickly realised that building a relationship with Mike and a few of the other coaches that what they were doing was really good...
It beats most jobs that I've tried to do." - Release on Temporary Licence (ROTL) Coach Assistant.