Professional Rugby Players to Coach Children at Royal Blind's Holiday Club


Press Release | 24/07/2014

Professional rugby players will today (24 July 2014) provide a skills session at a unique holiday club that caters for children with and without disabilities.

Rugby session at Kidscene Brothers Mike and Ross Doneghan, who both play rugby for London Scottish, will run a rugby skills training session at Kidscene, a holiday club run by charity Royal Blind that welcomes children with and without disabilities in an integrated environment.   Kidscene is open for the first time during the Summer holidays this year and providing a packed five week programme.

Ross Peacock, Community Development Officer at London Scottish said:

"The London Scottish School and Community Programme is always looking for new ventures and this project has come at an ideal time. During the summer months the programme has been working hard on a number of CSR projects with charities such as the Royal London Society for Blind People and The Challenge Network. We are all thoroughly looking forward to further growing the programme and working with Royal Blind’s Kidscene club.

“It's great that the children have the opportunity to learn and engage with the professional players and I'm sure it's an experience that they will not forget for a long time.”

Davina Shiell, Marketing Manager at Royal Blind said:

“The children are so excited to have professional rugby players run a coaching session for them. We have had such a busy time this Summer with activities ranging from circus skills to trips to the beach and kids’ yoga, and today’s rugby session is a fantastic part of our programme.”

For more information please contact:

Davina Shiell, Marketing and Fundraising Manager, Royal Blind
Tel: 0131 229 1456 Mobile: 07713 987 797 Email:

Notes to editors:

• Kidscene is an integrated after school and holiday club that caters for children with and without disabilities. It is based at the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh.
• Kidscene and the Royal Blind School are part of Royal Blind, a registered charity that runs services for blind and partially sighted people. Our vision at Royal Blind is to make a significant contribution to building a community in which blind and partially sighted people, including those who also have other disabilities, are fully included and lead fulfilling lives.