RBS RugbyForce, the initiative aimed at helping local rugby clubs improve their facilities, has seen registrations across England, Scotland and Wales far exceed both last year's level and the 2010 goal of helping 100 clubs. As of 23 February, clubs are well on their way to doubling that ambitious goal.
While participation levels are unlimited, RBS initially committed to providing the first 100 clubs to register with an ‘RBS RugbyForce
Pack’ that includes a how-to manual, 50 T-shirts for club volunteers, and up to £250 worth of food and DIY vouchers to help jump-start the day. Due to the great enthusiasm around the programme and high registration levels, the decision has been made to provide RBS RugbyForce
Packs to an additional 100 clubs (200 total). Clubs must commit to participating in RBS RugbyForce
Weekend (5th & 6th June 2010) in order to receive the Pack.
“The response has been fantastic. After last year’s success, we knew we were on to something good, but we didn’t know the word would spread so quickly and so many clubs would come on board,” said RBS RugbyForce
Programme Manager Judith Murray. “It’s great to see that clubs across the UK have recognised this as a great way to spruce up their facilities and build community spirit at the same time.”
Under the expanded programme, the first 200 clubs to register and commit to holding a club renovation event on RBS RugbyForce
Weekend will receive the RBS RugbyForce
Pack. Additionally, one registered club in each of England, Scotland and Wales will be selected by a judging panel to receive an enhanced renovation package worth up to £5,000.
Any additional clubs to register (beyond the first 200) will still receive the official RBS RugbyForce
Manual and will still be eligible to win the enhanced package. Registration deadline for manual and enhanced package consideration is 26 March 2010.
For more information or to register, visit www.rbs6nations.com/rugbyforce
For an enhanced look at the programme in action, visit www.facebook.com/rbsrugbyforce