Official Banking Partner of England Rugby
NatWest has a strong history in rugby sponsorship and is particularly delighted to be title sponsor of NatWest RugbyForce in England. At NatWest we believe in being a proactive bank which is why we invest in securing the future of grassroots rugby in local communities, helping over 500 clubs a year through the NatWest RugbyForce programme.
Focussed on six key initiatives, NatWest awards grants to clubs who are looking to: develop their pitch and playing facilities; become energy smart; transform their social space; update their clubs to become more inclusive and a place for all to play; or to help develop their young players and squads - all to help secure the future of grassroots rugby.
Clubs up and down the country work together to develop their clubhouses and grounds from new changing rooms, patios, BBQ areas, improved playing facilities, updated social areas, improved disabled access and many more initiatives thanks to valuable grants and the support of NatWest.
From each initiative, six ‘star’ clubs who demonstrate how they are going above and beyond to improve their facilities and offering, are chosen and given some additional help to put their plans into place over NatWest RugbyForce weekend.
This year Brackley RFC renovated their clubhouse with the added support and manpower of Dylan Hartley, whilst Southwark RFC developed their young person leadership training with the valuable guidance and advice of Maggie Alphonsi.
Look out for NatWest RugbyForce Registrations 2019 opening soon.