From sevens tournaments to floodlit matches and curry nights to karaoke, they get students, youth groups, local companies and Councils keen to join the fun. They work together as a team and with young volunteers from other clubs and, while gaining leadership skills and CV prestige, have mentors guiding them.
What they also receive is a great deal of appreciation, from their clubs and the RFU. There are awards and rewards, stash and gold stars along the way.
Says one 18 year old, “Our work is really appreciated whether it’s on the social or rugby side and it’s great managing senior roles. We’ve certainly discovered that things don’t just happen and learned a lot of organisational skills.”