- Enter this season’s NatWest RugbyForce for the opportunity to have Will Greenwood or Lewis Moody sit on your club’s board for a year
- Those who have already entered NatWest RugbyForce 2016 will be automatically entered into the competition
England legends Will Greenwood and Lewis Moody have joined Wales’ Tom Shanklin and Scotland’s Alastair Kellock in offering grassroots clubs across Britain genuine support and advice as they become honorary board members through the NatWest RugbyForce initiative.
Now in its fourth year, the grassroots partnership between NatWest and the RFU aims to help clubs attract new members and become more sustainable. New for 2016, clubs across England, Wales and Scotland will have the chance to see Greenwood, Moody, Shanklin or Kellock join their club as an advisor for a year.
This commitment from the England rugby icons will go beyond the usual level of involvement in the grassroots game and will see Greenwood and Moody become ingrained in the chosen clubs. From offering advice both on and off the pitch, to attending AGMs, club events including NatWest RugbyForce Weekend on the 25th and 26th June and advising on how to maximise their facilities, the honorary board members will immerse themselves in their new clubs.
To launch the new incentive each legend has taken his seat in the ‘Legends’ Lair’ to reveal what they are looking for in a club and how they intend to use their playing and business experience to add their support, with legendary referee Nigel Owens also making a cameo appearance.
Greenwood said of his new role, “To succeed in rugby you need to identify the best opportunities and take your chances. I know there’s a club out there that can take off, if only they’re given the opportunity – and I want to help them make that happen.”
Lewis ‘Mad Dog’ Moody said, “Rugby inspired me as a child, and continues to do so. World Cup winners or weekend warriors, we’re all in this together. That’s why I’m involved in RugbyForce and why I urge every club across the country to get involved.”
Earlier this season clubs that registered for NatWest RugbyForce had the opportunity to receive financial support, take part in workshops and receive additional support such as pitch maintenance guidance from Twickenham Head Groundsman, Keith Kent. Whilst clubs that have already registered will automatically have the opportunity to have an English rugby legend join their club, those yet to register for NatWest RugbyForce only have until 13th May to secure Greenwood or Moody for their club.
Register to NatWest RugbyForce by using the links below, complete and submit the form.
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NatWest RugbyForce toolkit
The NatWest RugbyForceToolkit provides clubs with a range of resources, content and collateral to improve your project and create on-brand communications. Content includes:
- Downloadable posters, leaflets and digital assets that can be customised with your club details and logos
- NatWest RugbyForce logos, images and videos for use across your club communications
- Digital copies of the workshop workbooks plus additional tips, advice and templates
Visit www.natwestrugbyforcetoolkit.com to access the above. You’ll find the user guide in the Help and Resources section.
To register your club, simply click on the relevant link below, then complete and submit the form.
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If you are not a member of a rugby club then NatWest RugbyForce 2016 is still for you. Use the club finder to locate your closest club, offer your support and get involved!