Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2011 to 2016

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2011 to 2016

The photo was taken at the 2015 District 1060 Rotary Youth Leadership Award programme held at the prestigious Warwickshire College in Moreton Morrell near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire on 19th - 24th July was a huge success thanks to Alex Green our Chief Instructor and John Hughes and Mike Cook with their years of RYLA experience
Unfortunately Alex in photo below with Sareta from Spain and Mike, left of photo above are no longer with us. John is still working with young people Internationally. This RYLA, although a hugely popular programme with International students including the Martial Arts format is now closed. This webpage remains as a tribute to three dedicated Rotarians in spite of District Officials

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7 nations represented on the steps at Morton Hall - The WingChun experience proved very popular with the students

10 nations were represented on RYLA in 2016 including students from Denmark: Poland: USA: Czech Republic: France: Italy: Germany and Egypt besdies achievers from the UK.

The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards iwas based around a Wing Chun martials arts experience with our professional instructor, Paul Allen together with a sports coaching experience by our resident sports coach. The programme also concentrated on self-motivation, mentoring, leadership, team-building, competitions, sport and cultural activities, including a debate on BRexit where all the students voted to STAY and none to LEAVE

The 2014 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards as seen by Jakub from the Czech Republic - Click HERE

Height is no advantage in WingChun  -  Experience Kate's trip on the 2012 RYLA programme - Click HERE

The Warwickshire College with its 244 hectare estate is located at the village of Moreton Morrell, 8 miles equidistant from Leamington Spa, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon, in beautiful rural countryside. Moreton Hall is situated in the grounds and was built in the early part of this century by Charles T. Garland, an American whose interests lay in horses, real tennis and trees and although recently gutted by fire, it is now in the course of restoration

The new format allowed Rotary Clubs with twinning relations or contacts with overseas Rotary Clubs to offer the invitations direct. Rotary Clubs inviting students provided hosting for 5 days prior to and 5 days following the RYLA event

The helped enhance and foster International relations between Rotary Clubs in other countries in line with the 4th aspect of Rotary "The Advancement of International Understanding Goodwill and Peace". Support for twinning and encourage clubs to find students to take part in the Rotary Camps and Tours programmes or just a short term Youth Exchange. The RYLA Committee will offer help and advice wherever needed

The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards was be based around a WingChun Martial Arts experience, concentrating on self-motivation, mentoring, leadership, competition, sport and cultural activities

The RYLA programme was run by a team of Rotarians who have many years experience with Rotary Youth programmes, especially RYLA and you may contact any of them at any time for advice.

Enquiries to John Hughes at

When vititing this website please click on the experiences of Jakub from 2014: Kate from 2012 above

These events are now closed but this history page will be remain as a TESTIMONIAL to two of the best events EVER and so that the students taking part can remain in contact through the years
Amazingly the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards came full circle and the new 2012 programme was once again based at the Warwickshire College at Moreton Morrell
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