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NatWest RugbyForce provides an opportunity to welcome members, volunteers and local businesses from the community for a weekend of DIY and facility improvement projects but this is not the only advantage of taking part in NatWest RugbyForce.
- All clubs that register for NatWest RugbyForce by February 15, 2013 ahead of RBS 6 Nations games, England v France (February 23, 2013 at 5pm) and England v Italy (March 10, 2013 at 3pm), will have their club's name placed on one of the steps at the Home of England Rugby, Twickenham Stadium. All clubs that register for NatWest RugbyForce by March 1, 2013 ahead of the RBS 6 Nations game England v Italy (March 10, 2013 at 3pm) will have the opportunity to have their club's name appear on one of the steps at Twickenham Stadium. Please see Terms and Conditions.
- Clubs that register by February 23, 2013 and answer the required questions will have the chance to be one of the 175 clubs selected by our judging panel to attend a workshop on how to plan and manage facility improvement projects over your NatWest RugbyForce Weekend and beyond. Please see the FAQs for information on how clubs will be selected. Please also see Terms and Conditions.
- All 175 clubs attending a workshop will receive £500 towards their weekend project and of those 175 participating clubs, 35 clubs will receive an additional £3500, meaning 35 clubs will receive a total of £4000. Further details on the selection process can be found in the FAQs. Please also see Terms and Conditions.
- All other clubs who register will receive NatWest RugbyForce Weekend support packs and can download planning materials.
- Post RugbyForce Weekend, support continues for the 175 clubs that attended the initial workshops, with a second workshop.
What they say…
Sam Griffin, Club Chairman of Keighley RFC, West Yorkshire:
“One of the boosts for us was the feel-good factor legacy that pulling together to get the work done left us with. The whole weekend became a catalyst for a massive injection of camaraderie, which permeated all sections of the organisation. To be winners of a national award and to have celebrities like Hendrie Fourie and Neil Back rolling up their sleeves and getting involved really lifted the club and certainly enhanced our standing in the community.
“The benefits are still with us three years down the line. Putting a RugbyForce bid together was one of the smartest things we’ve ever done.”