- England's most capped international backs RBS RugbyForce Weekend
- The weekend can really make a difference - Leonard
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Rugby fans throughout England have been urged to grab their paint brushes and head to their local rugby club between Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 June to take part in RBS RugbyForce Weekend.
Created and supported by RBS 6 Nations sponsor The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, RBS RugbyForce is a community volunteer programme that improves club facilities, to help build for their future.
The programme encourages communities to roll up their sleeves and donate their time by volunteering over the weekend, helping with tasks such as digging up weeds, painting the club house or making the teas for thirsty workers.
Nearly 300 clubs from all over England have registered to take part in the RBS RugbyForce Weekend and they need support from volunteers in completing key renovation projects which will safeguard their future for years to come.
England’s most capped international and RBS RugbyForce supporter Jason Leonard is putting his DIY skills to good use and heading to Mitcham RFC with current international Joe Simpson to support their weekend plans.
Leonard said: “This will be the third time I have headed to a rugby club for the RBS RugbyForce Weekend and I can’t wait to put my carpentry skills to good use and get involved.
“There’s a great buzz at a club on a weekend like this as people of all ages come together and muck in. I’d strongly urge everyone to head to their local rugby club. The weekend can really make a difference to the future of your club.”
For further information on the RBS RugbyForce programme, and to find out if your local club is getting involved and how you can help, visit www.rbs.co.uk/rugbyforce. Share ideas and find out what other clubs are up to at www.facebook.com/rbsrugbyforce.