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, because Royal Bank know that a rugby life is a better life.
For some highlights of the 2019 events held throughout Scotland, click here.
2019 Royal Bank RugbyForce Winners
Royal Bank RugbyForce Hero Clubs:
Cambuslang Rugby Club
Clubs rewarded with £1,000 and a Scotland player appearance are:
Brechin RFC Howe of Fife RFC Huntly RFC Leith Rugby Loch Lomond RFC Paisley Rugby Club Royal High RFC Stornoway Rugby Club
Clubs rewarded with £1,000 are:
Carnoustie HSFP RFC Duns Rugby Club Kirkcaldy RFC Musselburgh RFC Newton Stewart RFC Perthshire Rugby Preston Lodge RFC Selkirk RFC
Clubs rewarded with £250 are:
Abertay University RFC
Alan Glen's RFC
Annan Rugby Club
Ayr Rugby Football Club
Bannockburn Rugby Club
Berwick Rugby Club
Biggar Rugby Club
Birkmyre Rugby Club
Bo'ness Rugby Club
Broughton FP RFC
Cartha Queens Park RFC
Cowal Rugby Club
Crieff and Strathearn RFC
Dalziel Rugby Club
Dundee High Rugby
Dundee Uni Medics RFC
East Kilbride Rugby
Edinburgh Uni Ladies
Fraserburgh Rugby Club
Garnock Rugby Club
Garioch Rugby Club
Glasgow Uni Women
Hawick Harlequins RFC
Hawick Linden RFC
Hawick Youth Rugby
Helensburgh Rugby Club
Highland Rugby Club
Inverness Craig Dunain
Jed-Forest Mini Rugby
Kinross Rugby Club
Lenzie Rugby Club
Liberton FP RFC
Mackie Academy FP
Mid Argyll RFC
North Berwick RFC
Oban Lorne RFC
Penicuik Rugby Club
Perterhead Rugby Club
Ross High RFC
RDVC RFC Ladies
Selkirk Youth Rugby
Stirling County RFC
Stirling Uni Men
Stirling Uni Women
St Andrews Uni Women
Waysiders Drumpelier RFC
West of Scotland FC
Whitecraigs Rugby Club
Clubs rewarded with Event Merchandise are:
Carrick Rugby Club Clydesdale RFC Dumfries Saints RFC Edinburgh Northern Forrester Rugby Club Gala YM RFC Glasgow East Hawick RFC Heriot's Rugby Club Hyndland Rugby Club Inverleith RFC Isle of Mull Rugby Club Kilmarnock RFC Kintrye/Cambelltown Rugby Club Linlithgow Rugby
Marr Rugby Melrose Rugby Moffat RFC Napier Women's Rugby Orkney Rugby Football Peebles RFC Portobello FP RFC Stewart Melville RFC Strathendrick RFC Strathmore RFC Uddingston RFC
For 2020, Royal Bank RugbyForce is offering two clubs a package to help them create a totally unique RugbyForce day - making it easy for your club to show their community how an involvement their club can give them a life better spent – on and off the field.
A further eight lucky clubs across the nation will receive £1000 in support, event support, event kit and personal appearances from Scottish rugby personalities. Royal Bank RugbyForce personalities will be on hand during the weekend in August to roll up their sleeves and get involved with anything your club needs!
An additional eight clubs will secure £1000 of support, and all other clubs being in with the chance of being awarded £250. All qualifying clubs will receive support packs to hold your own Royal Bank RugbyForce weekend on 8th and 9th of August.
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)
96 x Legend Clubs (£250 plus support kit)
Supporter Clubs (Digital Support Kit)
- Applications open: 12 February 2020
- Early bird application deadline: 29 February 2020
- Application deadline: 24 May 2020
- Judging with Scottish Rugby during June 2020
- Announcement of winners by end of June 2020
- Royal Bank RugbyForce weekend 8 and 9 of August 2020
New for 2020
Royal Bank will reward clubs that submit their applications early. Any clubs that submit their application before midnight on Saturday 29 February and send us a short video giving us an insight into life at their club stand to win a place to attend the Scotland Team Run held at BT Murrayfield on Sat 7 March.
Perhaps you could show us what you plan to do at your Royal Bank RugbyForce day? Or tell us what is great about your club above anyone else. Or simply just a quick shout out for your club using members across the club.
Send it to us however you want – email, social media, file sharing – before Sat 29th Feb. We’re not expecting an epic blockbuster, just a short simple film from your mobile will do the job!
The grant application process can be completed using a handy online form which will take approximately 10-15 minutes. Some top tips to consider when completing your application:
Be timely - Don’t get the submission in just in time, as you’ll probably be rushing it and not really considering what you could do as a club to meet the judging criteria. Why not be an early bird and start straight away. A well thought out, thorough entry will clearly be memorable and set the bar.
Be creative - Make your submission stand out by thinking outside the box, what could you do differently this year? This will put your club in a much better chance to make the shortlist.
Be relevant - There are some major hints in the introduction about what is being looked for this year. There are new assessment criteria for 2020 compared with previously. Answer all the questions, it sounds obvious, but don’t repeat your answers from other questions.
Be clear - What exactly are you going to do on the weekend? How will Royal Bank RugbyForce support be part of that?
Be inclusive - Think about ways you can make it easier to attract the wider community to your club on Royal Bank RugbyForce weekend
For the latest news and build up to Royal Bank RugbyForce Weekends follow Royal Bank Scottish Rugby on Facebook and Instagram and @RoyalBankRugby on Twitter and share with us your Royal Bank RugbyForce stories #RoyalBankRugbyForce
Royal Bank RugbyForce Digital Toolkit
Tips and tools to help every club
The toolkits below, created by Royal Bank of Scotland, provide your club with a range of resources to help make your club more sustainable and Royal Bank’s tips on how to run a successful Royal Bank RugbyForce event.