More young people will be given the chance to try out rugby as part of a ground-breaking project with the Bradford Bulls Foundation.

A dedicated coach is helping to unlock talent and a love of sport within Bradford's South Asian communities. 

The Bradford Bulls Foundation is working alongside the Morrisons Foundation and BEAP Community Partnership. 

It is hoped to improve inclusivity, physical activity, and community engagement through rugby.

The project kicked off in mid-December and there's already been a lot of momentum under the guidance of coach Umar.

Weekly sessions are held every Saturday morning from 11am to 12pm at the BEAP Community Partnership facility on Cornwall Road.

Chris Chamberlain, CEO of The Bradford Bulls Foundation, spoke about its positive impact so far.

The CEO said: "We are delighted to join forces with both charities to bring the joy of rugby to South Asian communities in Bradford. This initiative reflects our commitment to fostering inclusivity, teamwork, and a sense of community through the power of sports.”

The Bradford Bulls Foundation said the Morrisons Foundation has been a key supporter of its mission to enhance community wellbeing through sports.

Adrian Horsley, Morrisons Foundation advisor, said: “Without the support from the Bradford Bulls Foundation and BEAP, many children would otherwise not have the opportunity to participate in these activities.

“Access to sport, health and wellbeing activities is vital for young people’s development; that’s why I’m so proud that through the partnership of the Morrisons Foundation, Bradford Bulls and BEAP we have been able to make a difference to so many young people from all across our local community.”

Bradford Bulls Foundation Coach, Umar, who delivers the sessions to kids said: “The kids are absolutely brilliant, good listeners and always want to learn more of the sport of rugby.

"It’s good to pass my knowledge on to the children of Bradford in regards to what I have learned of rugby from the Foundation and keep increasing the population of Bradford who play rugby, especially the south Asian community.

"It’s an honour for me to be apart of this project and I hope I keep on delivering informational and quality sessions to the children.”