Official Banking Partner of England Rugby
NatWest is proud to be part of the family of England Rugby partners. As part of RBS, NatWest has a strong history in rugby sponsorship but is particularly delighted to be title sponsors of two very strong programmes that support community and schools rugby.
For community rugby NatWest RugbyForce continues to grow from strength to strength. In 2014 approximately 500 clubs benefited from the programme in England, which is aimed at using the strength of the local communities to ensure the rugby club is in great shape for the following season ahead.
The programme helps community rugby clubs to make local decisions for what is needed at their club and supports in pulling in skills and potential grants to make the project a reality.
Over the past few years we have seen new changing rooms, patios, BBQ areas, improved playing facilities, updated social areas, improved disabled access and many more initiatives, all aimed at improving the community perception and the business of local rugby clubs.
We also help to run workshops at which clubs learn how to better manage their facilities and ensure that they are delivering value for their members, but also tapping into a strong funding source of the local community. They can pick up tips that help improve the running and governance of the club, help to drive revenue or cash flow and help with marketing for specific events.
This year has also seen a number of NatWest Corporate, Commercial and Business managers giving up their spare time to use their work skills to provide one-on-one mentoring guidance to clubs.
Look out for NatWest RugbyForce Registrations 2018 opening soon here.