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Wolves star McCarthy launches programme to help the poor
8:50am Wednesday 14th August 2013 in News
WOLVES star Tyrone McCarthy has launched a project aimed at helping children in poor countries follow their dreams of playing rugby league.
The back rower has started The Full Blood Project, a brand he wants to use to engage with youngsters, with rugby the tool to help educate them.
He said: “Rugby league is my passion so I want to take that to countries where the game is developing.
“With the World Cup looming it’s a big chance for us to leave a legacy behind.”
Tyrone came up with the idea with friends from his days studying physical education at Edge Hill University.
After taking part in outreach work helping to build schools in Gambia last year, the 25-year-old wanted to do more.
The fledgling Full Blood Project is now based on Palmyra Square after Tyrone and his small team spent eight months setting it up.
He is now aiming to organise events in Warrington skill sessions and tag rugby for children at schools and community groups, with money raised funding the trips abroad.
Countries like Fiji and Samoa are mooted early destinations.
Tyrone wants to use rugby to teach children cultural and social values, and benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
He also hopes to give children the opportunity to themselves become professionals.
“We want our events in Warrington to have a feel good factor, so that people can see we are delivering good stuff for a good cause.
“We want to the develop that to help children who wouldn’t normally get the chance to turn professional.
“In some countries its down to luck whether you get a chance and we want to change that with a better structure and more coaching.
“We’re hoping it becomes a big cycle where we help people who go on to succeed and then come back to help children in the project.”
For more information go to thefullbloodproject.org, follow @thefullbloods on Twitter or search The Full Blood Project on Facebook.
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