Now in its fifth year, 2013 will see an enhanced programme which will enable all registered clubs to receive online guidance and support to help make their NatWest RugbyForce Weekend a great success. In addition, over the next five years up to 50% of clubs will get access to planning workshops and funding to help make improvements to their facilities.
The NatWest RugbyForce Weekend on 15th & 16th June remains a central part of the initiative, as an opportunity to encourage club members and the local community to come together for a weekend of DIY.
England Head Coach and a NatWest RugbyForce ambassador Lancaster, said: "Rugby clubs are often at the heart of their local communities and we know that they need support to sustain themselves, not only for the next couple of seasons but also for the years to come.
"Many England players started their careers at these clubs and NatWest RugbyForce will help clubs to help themselves by, giving them long term vision and enabling them to think like a business to attract and retain members."
RugbyForce was created by RBS in 2009, underpinning the RBS 6 Nations sponsorship to demonstrate the bank's support to the grassroots of the game. The programme is delivered across the four home nations by the relevant RBS Group division which operates in each market (NatWest in England and Wales, RBS in Scotland and Ulster Bank in Ireland).
You can register your own club at www.rfu.com/NatwestRugbyForce.