Mike Brown launches ‘Thank You Rugby’ campaign

  • ‘Thank You Rugby’ campaign celebrates the positive impact rugby on communities across the country
  • Campaign launched to mark 100 of the 400 participating schools in CBRE All Schools programme graduating this month

England international Mike Brown has launched a nationwide campaign to celebrate the positive impact that rugby has on individuals, schools and communities across the UK.

The campaign marks this year’s graduation celebrations for CBRE All Schools – a programme run by England Rugby which is working with state secondary schools across the country to get over one million school children actively involved in rugby by 2019. 

One hundred of the 400 participating schools in the CBRE programme will graduate this May with the 'Thank You Rugby' campaign aiming to celebrate its success. 

As part of the activity, the ‘Thank You Rugby’ Campaign will be supported by a dedicated App which will be live from Monday, 23 May. 

The App will allow CBRE All Schools students, teachers, clubs, coaches and rugby fans from across England, the chance to ‘Thank Rugby’ for all the benefits they personally feel rugby has given them.

Mike Brown visited The Warwick School, one of the 100 schools graduating from CBRE All Schools, to launch the campaign. 

“Growing up I didn’t have the opportunity to play rugby with my school," said CBRE All Schools ambassador, Mike Brown. "I’m really glad to see  thousands of students who would have been in that position gaining all that rugby has to offer."

CBRE UK managing director Ciaran Bird said: “Mike is a fantastic role model for all the students involved in CBRE All Schools.

"Thank you rugby is a fantastic way to share as a rugby community all that rugby has provided. I would like to say thank you rugby for inspiration. We are delighted to support CBRE All Schools and help more students, teachers, clubs and parents enjoy rugby and its values.” 

To find out how you can get involved with the 'Thank You Rugby' campaign, click here.