9 Decembwer 2005
Francis Baron, Chief Executive of the RFU has welcomed the statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Right Honourable Gordon Brown MP during the House of Commons pre-budget statement which reaffirmed the Government's commitment to the National Sports Foundation.
Baron said "The �5.25 million funding available to Rugby Union will help us in our on-going efforts of achieving increased sports participation through further investment in facilities at Community Rugby clubs and through our development infrastructure which includes children and women. This criteria compliments many of the Government's
primary goals and we look forward to continuing our work together with them in these areas."