Community award 2006/07
Aretians RFC (Gloucestershire RFU)
Whilst ensuring rugby is at the heart of their ‘Community Hub’ plan, Aretians RFC seek to provide a range of opportunities for sport, physical activity and socialising. The club has sought to develop links with other clubs and sports to extend sporting opportunities in the area, allowing local football, rugby league and Australian Rules football teams to use their facilities, as well as running a variety of Community Tag Rugby sessions for local schools.
The Aretians clubhouse also provides a venue for many local social events and is used for youth services to provide a safe environment for local young people. Aretians RFC recognises the need to be involved with its local community, seeking to use its facilities and personnel to make a difference for local people. Ultimately the club is more sustainable due to the amount it is putting back into the local community.