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The Hurricanes is a rugby club for young people and adults with learning difficulties which meets on Sunday mornings at Eastleigh Rugby Club. If you are interested in joining the Hurricanes, please contact Matt Harvey 07743573245 or

The Hurricanes play tag rugby, which is a non contact version of the game. As well as weekly training sessions, the Hurricanes play matches, attend tournaments and have various social events. The Hurricanes was the first club of its kind in the South of England and provides a safe and fun club environment for young people/adults with learning difficulties to play rugby and be part of a rugby club.

All volunteers for the Hurricanes work full time in Special Needs Education and are well aware of the limited opportunities for young people/adults with learning difficulties to be involved in rugby outside of schools. Members are given the opportunity to develop their rugby skills as well as improving their confidence, self esteem, team work and social skills.

In 2010 the Hurricanes were presented with the RFU's Social Inclusion Award.


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