Created by RBS Group, RugbyForce is a community initiative that supports local rugby clubs in building for their future.
RugbyForce is run by our retail divisions - as Ulster Bank RugbyForce in Ireland, RBS RugbyForce in Scotland and NatWest RugbyForce in Wales and England - in conjunction with the relevant rugby union.
Since the initiative was launched in 2009, we have helped over 1,000 clubs at the grassroots of the game by providing them with financial support, online guidance and tools to help coordinate a community-wide effort to give their facilities a 'make-over'.
The initiative now also combines a club education programme which provides advice and tips to assist them in becoming more financial viable small businesses.
By supporting these clubs, which sit at the heart of so many communities across the UK and Ireland, we aim to make the communities which we live and work stronger.
RugbyForce in England has helped 100's of clubs over the last four years. 2013 will see England Coach Stuart Lancaster head-up the programme in England as the official NatWest RugbyForce figurehead. Stuart will be looking to raise the profile of the programme and encouraging clubs to sign-up to the NatWest RugbyForce Weekend, which will take place over 15th & 16th June 2013.
Register your interest in NatWest RugbyForce here
RBS RugbyForce is part of RBS's Club Rugby Programme. As proud Principal Partner of Scottish Rugby they support the game at all levels, from local clubs to the national teams.
Find out more about RBS RugbyForce in Scotland here
Ulster Bank, the 'Official Community Partner' of the IRFU, works with clubs in Ireland to help arrange their Ulster Bank RugbyForce Weekends.
Find out more about Ulster Bank RugbyForce here
NatWest RugbyForce forms the backbone of NatWest's Official Club Support Partnership with the WRU. In 2012, 95 clubs registered for the programme in Wales.
Information on the 2013 programme including how to register will follow soon.