Royal Bank RugbyForce

Royal Bank RugbyForce returns for 2020, continuing to provide clubs with the expertise and tools they need to make more of their facilities on and off the pitch!

What is Royal Bank RugbyForce?

Royal Bank RugbyForce is a grassroots initiative run by Royal Bank of Scotland in association with Scottish Rugby. The programme is designed to help clubs up and down the country to attract and retain members, develop their facilities to play a bigger part of their community and be more sustainable for the future.

This year marks the 12th year of the Royal Bank of Scotland and Scottish Rugby delivering the programme together and the Royal Bank RugbyForce programme has supported 75% of Scotland’s grassroots clubs since its inception.

  • Prize levels
    • 2 x Hero Club (£1000 and full event support)
    • 8 x Star Clubs (£1000 plus personal appearance and event kit)
    • 8 x Champion Clubs (£1000 plus event kit)
    • 100 x Legend Clubs (£250 plus support kit)
    • Supporter Clubs (Digital Support Kit)
  • 2020 Royal Bank RugbyForce Grant Awards

    Royal Bank RugbyForce Hero Clubs:

    Jedforest (& Mini) Rugby Club

    Loch Lomond Rugby Club

    Clubs rewarded with £1,000 and a Scotland player appearance are:

    Bannockburn Rugby

    Biggar Rugby Club

    Corstorphine Cougars

    Garnock Rugby Club

    Haddington RFC

    Hillhead Jordanhill RFC

    Inverness Craig Dunain (ICD) RFC

    Peterhead Rugby

    Clubs rewarded with £1,000 are:

    Aberdeenshire RFC

    Ayr Rugby Club

    Banff Rugby Club

    Cambuslang Rugby Club

    GHA Rugby Club

    Kirkcaldy Rugby Club

    Preston Lodge

    Watsonians Rugby Club

    Clubs rewarded with £250 are:

    Aberdeen Wanderers RFC

    Allan Glens RFC

    Annan RFC

    Arbroath Rugby Club

    Ardrossan Academicals RFC

    Birkmyre Rugby Club

    Bishopton RFC

    Blairgowrie RFC

    Bo'ness Rugby Club

    Brechin Rugby Club

    Broughton FP RFC

    Caithness RFC

    Carnoustie HSFP RFC

    Carrick Rugby Club

    Cartha Queens Park RFC

    Clydesdale RFC

    Currie Chieftains

    Dalkeith Rugby Club

    Dalziel Rugby Club

    Deeside Rugby

    Dundee Eagles

    Dundee High Rugby

    Dundee Uni Medics RFC

    Dunfermline RFC

    Duns RFC

    Dyce Rugby Club

    East Kilbride Rugby Academy

    Edinburgh Napier Women's Rugby

    Edinburgh Northern RFC

    Ellon Rugby Club

    Forrester RFC

    Fraserburgh Rugby Club

    Gala RFC

    Gala YM RFC

    Garioch Rugby Club


    Glasgow East RFC

    Glasgow University Women's Rugby

    Glenrothes RFC

    Grangemouth Stags

    Greenock Wanderers RFC

    Harris Academy FP RFC

    Hawick Harlequins RFC

    Hawick Linden RFC

    Hawick RFC

    Hawick Youth Rugby

    Highland Rugby Club

    Hillfoots RFC

    Howe of Fife

    Huntly RFC

    Hyndland RFC

    Isle of Mull RFC

    Jed Thistle RFC

    Kelso RFC

    Kilmarnock RFC

    Kinross Rugby Club

    Kintyre/Campeltown Rugby Club

    Langholm RFC

    Lasswade RFC

    Leith Rugby

    Liberton FP RFC Men & Women

    Lismore RFC

    Livingston RFC

    Lochaber RFC

    Mackie Academy FP RFC

    Melrose Rugby Ltd

    Mid Argyll RFC

    Moffat RFC

    Montrose Rugby Club

    Moray RFC

    Murrayfield Wanderers

    Musselburgh RFC

    Newton Stewart RFC

    North Berwick RFC

    Oban Lorne RFC

    Orkney RFC

    Paisley RFC

    Panmure RFC

    Peebles RFC

    Penicuik Rugby Club

    Perthshire Rugby Club

    Portobello FP RFC



    Ross Sutherland Rugby Club

    Royal Dick Veterinary College Ladies RFC

    Royal High Rugby

    Selkirk RFC

    Selkirk Youth Rugby Club

    St Andrews Womens RFC

    Stirling University Women's RFC

    Stobswell Rugby Club

    Stornoway Rugby Club

    Strathaven RFC

    Strathendrick RFC

    Strathmore RFC

    Waysiders Drumpellier RFC

    West of Scotland FC

    Whitecraigs Rugby Club

    Wigtownshire RFC

Royal Bank RugbyForce 2020

Royal Bank RugbyForce are delighted to be able to fund all eligible clubs that applied this year. You will find information above on the awards made. Funds will be released in the coming weeks to enable clubs to action their project plans as per their applications, covid safety permitting.

Although the Royal Bank RugbyForce weekend on 8/9th August 2020 has been postponed please keep your project plan on your club’s committee agenda. The weekend, when it can go ahead, is a great opportunity to invite back members, players and volunteers to your club. Merchandise will be made available nearer the time of the rescheduled weekend.

We will work with those clubs that qualified for player appearances and be in touch to arrange this virtually and/or physically, keeping in mind health and safety at all times.

We have continued to work closely with Scottish Rugby’s Rugby Development department to be there for you and your club via the Club Care and Return to Rugby webinar series. Resource can be found here.

Royal Bank RugbyForce Digital Toolkit

Tips and tools to help every club

The new 2020 Royal Bank RugbyForce toolkit below, created by Royal Bank of Scotland, provides your club with a range of practical resources, templates, ideas and advice to help your club.

From helping you navigate the impact of coronavirus, to how to build effective budgets and making the most of sponsorships - it’s all in the updated toolkit.

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