Northampton Saints Foundation - Programmes

Type of service:
Schools And Education Providers
Franklin's Gardens, Weedon Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN5 5BG
Telephone number:
01604 599199
Service description:

The Northampton Saints Foundation is an ‘alternative education provider’ that uses the values of Northampton RFC and the power of sport to educate, inspire, and support young people and their communities through a number of innovative and exciting programmes.

HITZ is Premiership Rugby’s award-winning education and employability programme. It uses rugby union’s core values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline, and sportsmanship to engage with 14-18 year-olds who are not in education, training, or employment (NEET).

HITZ aims to get young people back into education, training, apprenticeships and/or employment. Northampton Saints deliver this BTEC-based education programme in partnership with Soccer Coaching Ltd (SCL), which is an approved BTEC centre.

To discuss referrals for young people, please email the Northampton Saints HITZ Officer Shirley Malin -

The Engage programme works with students aged 9-15 years who are struggling in mainstream education. It aims to re-engage and re-integrate them into school. The programme uses practical and classroom-based activities to empower students, increase confidence, and give them the skills to improve their life chances.

Their fully-trained staff are highly experienced in working with students with educational attainment issues and behavioural problems. They work closely with the referrer to develop a progression pathway that is specific for each individual student.

To discuss referrals for young people, please email the Northampton Saints Social Inclusion Manager Jordan Letts -

The Northampton Saints Foundation is a registered charity (no. 1176345).

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Age range:
9 years - 18 years
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Eligibility criteria:
  • Not in Education, Employment, or Training (NEET)
Referral route:
  • Professional referral
  • School referral
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