Royal Bank RugbyForce
Clubs set to shout louder and prouder in 2019 with Royal Bank RugbyForce
Make it easier for your club to play a big part of your local community by applying for Royal Bank RugbyForce.
Boroughmuir Rugby and Cambuslang Rugby Club named as Royal Bank RugbyForce 2019 Hero Clubs
Both clubs were selected by the judging panel as they showed well-thought out plans for their Royal Bank RugbyForce events that will benefit their community and grow a local passion for the game.
They will be rewarded with an increased level of logistical and PR support for their Royal Bank RugbyForce event, a visit from a Scotland Rugby player as well as a grant for £1,000 and enhanced event merchandise kit.
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 and make their club more sustainable for the future.
There was once again a great number of clubs sending in submissions for 2019, with over 140 clubs making an application. Of this number, eighteen clubs (including the two Hero Clubs) will receive a grant of £1,000 with a further 95 clubs receiving £250.
Scotland rugby players from across the various national squads will visit the top ten clubs to lend a hand for their event and help bring in more support from club members and volunteers from the local community.
All qualifying clubs will receive support packs to hold their own Royal Bank RugbyForce weekend on 10th and 11th of August.
For a full list of which clubs applied and who has been awarded what, please see below.
2019 Royal Bank RugbyForce Winners
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 2019, Royal Bank RugbyForce ‘Loudest and Proudest’ campaign is offering two clubs a package to help them create a totally unique RugbyForce day - making it easy for your club to start the season and celebrate a very special rugby year. This package will include attendance by a rugby celebrity to act as a pundit, event support services including PR and additional event staff. Royal Bank will bring event branding and other surprises to make it a day to remember.
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 - though clubs should bear in mind that the Men’s National Team will be busy preparing for the Summer tests and beyond!
A further eight clubs will secure £1000 of support, with 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 the 10th and 11th of August.
2 x Hero Club (£1000 and Loud and Proud package with 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)
- Early bird application deadline: 26 February 2019
- Application deadline: 24 May 2019
- Judging with Scottish Rugby during June 2019
- Announcement of winners by end of June 2019
- Royal Bank RugbyForce weekend 10 and 11 of August
The grant application process can be completed using this handy online form which will take approximately 10-15 minutes. Some top tips to consider when completing you’re 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 assesment criteria for 2018 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
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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.