Hartlepool Rovers Rugby Club win one of six national prizes from NatWest Rugby Force

Hartlepool Rovers Rugby Club win one of six national prizes from NatWest Rugby Force 


Hartlepool Rovers Rugby Club have won one of six £5000 national prizes from NatWest Rugby Force.

They applied for the grant to fund a project called “A place for all to play” and await their meeting with RFU appointed Interior designers to finalise plans.

England Rugby have partnered with NatWest to provide ‘Rugby Force’ weekend for a ninth time and this year saw a new incentive for clubs, to apply for the large grant of £5000 as well as 270 clubs that will receive support packages of £750.

It is hoped that this years’ NatWest Rugby Force weekend will help clubs become stronger and more sustainable. The programme is a DIY themed weekend aimed at gathering volunteers and members to clubs. It is a great opportunity to complete jobs around the club house and grounds, from fitting shelves to scrubbing team showers.

Ian Smith, Honorary Secretary at Hartlepool Rovers commented on the prize: “Hartlepool Rovers were delighted to learn they had won a grant of £5000 from NatWest Rugby Force.

“The grant will be used towards ‘A place for all to play’ theme.

“The exact contents of the project remains in planning as we await our visit from an RFU appointed Interior Designer.

“But, we are very excited to get plans moving and the designers will help us to efficiently plan and deliver the project, seeing the £5000 go to a very beneficial and sustainable cause.”

Hartlepool Rovers first men’s team play in Durham and Northumberland Division One and the club have grown the women and girls game, developing a women’s team into the Women’s NC North 2 East and recruiting girls at each age group through the Inner Warrior England Rugby Campaigns.

As well as receiving the funding for their project, Rovers can also look forward to receiving a host of exciting rewards and benefits, from online tool kits , to marketing and communications advice and access to special offers to help them become a successful business.

The NatWest Rugby Force weekend will take play on June, 23 and 24 2018.

Keep and eye out for more information about the ‘A place for all to play’ project following designer meetings.

By Clarissa Murphy

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