NatWest Rugby Force – Applications Open!!

England Rugby in partnership with NatWest has launched NatWest RugbyForce 2016, the fourth year of a nationwide programme that helps grassroots rugby clubs up and down the country to attract new members and become stronger and more sustainable for the future.

Seize the opportunity to earn your club a unique support package that will benefit your members and the local community by registering today.

Register by 14 February 2016

It pays to sign up early for NatWest RugbyForce: 200 clubs registering before 14thFebruary will have the opportunity to take part in a new and improved programme of free workshops across the country, as well as being in with a chance of receiving financial support, mentoring from key England Rugby figures and a host of exciting prizes.

This year, 48 clubs will have the opportunity to receive a pitch maintenance package, consisting of a visit from Twickenham Head Groundsman, Keith Kent who will help design a programme of works for the club to deliver on the NatWest RugbyForce weekend with a grant of £2,000.

2015 was a huge success, with over 600 clubs across England taking part in the NatWest RugbyForce DIY weekend. The NatWest RugbyForce 2016 weekend will take place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June and promises to be another great event that brings the rugby family and local communities together.

Clubs that register for NatWest RugbyForce 2016 can look forward to receiving a host of exciting rewards and benefits, from online toolkits, to marketing and communications advice and access to special offers – all to help clubs become successful businesses.

The rewards for registering by 14th February 2016 include:

  • Support packages of £500 awarded to 200 clubs who are selected to attend one of the NatWest RugbyForce workshops.
  • 48 pitch maintenance packages to include a visit from the Twickenham Head Groundsman Keith Kent to help devise a pitch maintenance schedule for the weekend.
  • Support packages of £2,000 to help put Keith’s report into practice over the weekend.
  • The chance to win an England Rugby legend to join your NatWest RugbyForce weekend in June.
  • The opportunity to access additional funding later on in the programme.

Closing date to be considered for one of the project planning workshops, the financial support and pitch maintenance packages is 14th February 2016.

RFU Area Facility Managers, in partnership with Constituent Bodies Facility Coordinators supported by Rugby Delivery teams, will decide which clubs will be invited to the programme of workshops.

RFU Area Facility Managers in partnership with Twickenham Head Groundsman, Keith Kent will decide which clubs will be awarded the pitch maintenance packages.

More information about the selection process and judging criteria can be found in theFAQs.

How to register your club for NatWest RugbyForce 2016

Registration for the NatWest RugbyForce 2016 weekend is now open and closes on 22nd June 2016. To register your club, simply click on the links below, complete and submit the form.

Apply to England Rugby & NatWest Rugby Force

NatWest RugbyForce 2016 is not just for club members…

If you are not a member of a rugby club then NatWest RugbyForce 2016 is still for you. Use to locate your closest club, offer your support and get involved!