Developed in partnership with the WRU, NatWest RugbyForce is a community initiative designed to make rugby clubs stronger businesses by improving and renovating their facilities with the support of volunteers and the local community. In 2015, the project reached over 1000 clubs across the UK and over 30,000 volunteers attended NatWest RugbyForce events up and down the country with a record numbers involved.
In 2015, North Wales club Bala RFC was one of 30 grassroots clubs to win a £500 grant which was used to make marked improvements on their club facilities. As well as the grant money awarded, the club enjoyed a bumper day of festivities which included a visit from former Wales captain Scott Quinnell, pitch kit and a set of Under Armour training tops with their club logo. Read more about their story here: http://www.wru.co.uk/eng/news/34100.php#.VrNAG7KLQdU
In 2016 NatWest RugbyForce will continue to work closely with local clubs to help them become more sustainable businesses by improving and renovating their facilities with the support of volunteers through to the weekend of NatWest RugbyForce, August 13th -14th 2016.
Registrations for the 2016 edition will open in the next few weeks and applicants will have to propose a brief plan of how the clubs will encourage the community to get involved in their NatWest RugbyForce weekend.
Details on the support and grants available will be released ahead of registrations opening.