Inspiring new attitudes

Being excluded from school can be the beginning of long-term failure and marginalisation.

In partnership with London Scottish Football Club, Game Changers uses rugby to help disengaged young people strive for success.

How it works

Game Changers uses rugby to turn around negative attitudes and disruptive behaviour.

The programme works with students aged 13–14 referred from west London schools where they are at risk of exclusion at a vital stage of their academic development as they prepare for GCSEs.

Over an six-week period, the combination of regular playing sessions and classroom activities develops their confidence, motivation and social skills.

The students learn how to deal with their issues in an environment where they feel involved and appreciated.

Deutsche Bank volunteers provide support in the classroom as mentors and on the field as coaches.

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Game Changers works intensively with students over an six-week period.


92% of participants feel proud for completing the course.

Watch Game Changers 2015 in action.

What they learn

Hard and soft skills that can improve their path in life:

  • personal responsibility
  • self-esteem
  • respect for others
  • communication
  • trust
  • how to deal with conflict
Price of failure

Each excluded pupil costs society £300,000 (National Behaviour and Attendance Review, 2009).

Latest News
February 23, 2016Girls join Game Changers for 2016
The fourth Game Changers programme launched earlier this week and for the first time includes female participants from West London schools alongside their male counterparts.  Read more

April 27, 2015London Scottish reach Championship Semi - Final play off
This weekend will see the first time that London Scottish Football Club has been in the semi -finals of the Rugby Union Championship league for 15 years. Read more

March 18, 2015Game Changers has big impact for 25 young people
The eight week Game Changers programme is now coming to a close for 2015 and the boys’ progress since January has been extremely encouraging, with one student describing the course as “amazing”. Read more

January 15, 2015Game Changers returns. Our life- changing education programme with London Scottish enters its third year
As part of Deutsche Bank’s Born to Be youth engagement programme we are pleased to partner with London Scottish Football Club for a third year of Game Changers.  Read more

June 17, 2014Deutsche Bank welcomes Game Changers students
Deutsche Bank was pleased to welcome 25 Game Changers students to its Winchester House office at the end of May to experience the investment banking environment. Read more

April 01, 2013Deutsche Bank inspires young people to re-engage with learning through Game Changers
The first students graduate from the programme, with help from a Deutsche Bank volunteer who knows a thing or two about rugby. Read more

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