Royal Bank RugbyForce 2022

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Royal Bank RugbyForce is celebrating its 14th year in 2022 and helps over 75% of clubs in Scotland via practical and financial assistance to help clubs; improve their facilities, attract new members, and make rugby clubs more than just a place to play rugby.

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Your 2022/23 RugbyForce digital toolkits designed to support you with all aspects for club life, opportunities to drive revenue and event support for your RBRF events. Make sure you check out all 3!

Reminder of your 2022 winners

Royal Bank is excited to announce an enthusiastic and committed cohort of 15x Young Ambassadors for 2022 whose applications demonstrated their passion to improve their rugby clubs. This year’s intake features three Young Ambassadors from each region in Scotland; comprising of 9 female and 6 male inductees.

After a rigorous judging process, Ellon Rugby and Cartha Queens Park will be awarded the top prizes (Hero Club status) which provides each club with a £1,000 grant, an additional £1,000 of event support, RugbyForce kit and a Scotland international player appearance. The clubs demonstrated genuine commitment to drive inclusion at their clubs and put on a fantastic RugbyForce event which will engage with their communities.

RugbyForce* takes place 6th-7th August 2022, where clubs nationwide will host a range of pre-season events, such as community fun days, youth rugby coaching and rugby 7s tournaments, raising awareness of the positive impact that Scotland’s grassroots clubs have within their local communities.

Eight Star Clubs also received £1,000 plus personal appearances from Scotland players. Eight Champion Clubs were awarded £1,000 grants plus event kit. Royal Bank RugbyForce is proud to support the grassroots game across the nation in all regions with all Legend clubs awarded £250 in funding.

 

Royal Bank Young Ambassador Programme

 

In 2021, Royal Bank launched a Young Ambassador programme, for ambitious 18-35-year-olds across the country to become the next generation of leaders at their rugby clubs. In partnership with Scottish Rugby, the Royal Bank are empowering under 35-year-olds to take on responsible committee positions, taking part in executive decisions at their clubs, with relevant sponsorship, finance, social media training to help enrich the future of their clubs.

The following group of 15x Young Ambassadors will each receive a £500 grant to put towards the transformational projects outlined in their applications which look to improve inclusion, access to rugby, augment digital capabilities, and ensure financial sustainability at their grassroots clubs. They will also benefit from digital support, mentoring, and invites to exclusive events at BT Murrayfield. The new 15 Young Ambassadors will join our existing squad of 10 from the class of 2021, to strengthen the Royal Bank Young Ambassador programme.

Introducing the 2022 Royal Bank Young Ambassador 1st XV:

  • Shona – Aberdeen Grammar
  • Ross – Glasgow Raptors
  • Colin – Musselburgh
  • Conor – Portobello
  • Anja – Caithness
  • Ben -RAF Lossiemouth
  • Nicola – Carrick
  • Beverley – Greenock Wanderers
  • Rebekah – Howe of Fife
  • Duncan – Harris Academy FP
  • Molly – Waysiders/Drumpellier RFC
  • Bonnie – Cartha Queens Park
  • Struan – Whitecraigs
  • Jessica – Liberton
  • Louise – Paisley

In addition, 40x Young Ambassadors have been selected to join the Royal Bank Young Ambassador squad. They will receive an invite to a digital webinar in July and additional online support throughout the year.

 

*Asterisk denotes a physical event subject to change.

Royal Bank RugbyForce will be following The Scottish Government’s COVID guidance in relation to the running of physical events. This may mean that RugbyForce events can only take place at locations within permitted tiers and with social distancing guidelines in place. Events may need to be cancelled at very short notice dependent on the evolving restrictions in your area. This will not affect successful Royal Bank RugbyForce grants being awarded.

ROYAL BANK RUGBYFORCE GRANTS AWARDED

Full list of winners

HERO CLUBS: £1000 GRANT, SCOTLAND PLAYER APPEARANCE AND FULL EVENT ACTIVATION SUPPORT PLUS KIT

Cartha Queens Park

Ellon Rugby Club

STAR CLUBS: £1000 GRANT, SCOTLAND PLAYER APPEARANCE AND EVENT KIT

Aberdeenshire RFC

Aberfeldy RFC

Bo’ness Rugby Club

Corstorphine Cougars RFC

Glasgow Raptors RFC

Glenrothes Rugby Football Club (RFC)

Kirkcaldy

Lasswade RFC

CHAMPION CLUBS: £1000 GRANT AND EVENT KIT

Annan

Cambuslang Rugby Club

Deeside RFC

Harris Academy FP RFC

Kelso Rugby Football Club

Mid Argyll RFC

Paisley RFC

Preston Lodge RFC

LEGEND CLUBS: £250 GRANT AND SUPPORT KIT

Aberdeen Wanderers RFC

ALLAN GLENS

Arbroath RFC

Ardrossan Accies RFC

Ayr Rugby Club

Banff RFC

Bannockburn Rugby Club

Berwick Rugby Club

Birkmyre Rugby Club

Bishopton RFC

Brechin

Broughton RFC

Boroughmuir

Caithness Rugby Football Club

Caledonian Thebans RFC

Carnoustie HSFP RFC

Carrick Rugby Club

Clydebank RFC

Clydesdale RUFC

Cumbernauld rugby club

Cumnock RFC

Currie Chieftains

Dalkeith Rugby Club

Dalziel Rugby Club

Dunbar RFC

Dundee Rugby Club

Dunfermline Rugby Football Club

Dyce RFC

East Kilbride

Edinburgh Academical Football Club

Falkirk RFC

Forrester Rugby Club

Fraserburgh Rugby Club

Gala Rugby

Gala YM RFC

Garioch RFC

Garnock Rugby Club

GHKRFC

Glasgow East Juniors TFC

Greenock Wanderers RFC

Haddington RFC

Hawick Harlequins RFC

Hawick Linden

Hawick RFC

Hawick Youth Rugby

Helensburgh

Highland Rugby Club

Hillfoots RFC

HILLHEAD JORDANHILL RFC

HOWE OF FIFE RFC

Inverness Craig Dunain RFC

Isle of mull rfc

Jed Forest Rugby

Kilmarnock Rugby Club

Kinross Rugby

Leith Rugby

Lenzie RFC

Liberton FP RFC

Livingston RFC

Loch Lomond Rugby Club

Lochaber RFC

McLaren RFC

Moffat

Montrose & District Cricket & Rugby Football Club

Moray RFC

Murrayfield Wanderers

Musselburgh Rugby Club

Nairn Thunderbolts

Newton Stewart RFC

North Berwick

Oban Lorne RFC

Orkney Rugby Club

Panmure Rugby Club

Peebles RFC

Penicuik Rugby Club

Perthshire RFC

Peterhead Rugby Club

Portobello FP RFC

Robert Gordon University

Ross Sutherland Rugby Club

Rosyth Sharks RFC

Royal High Rugby

Scottish Golden Oldies Rugby

Selkirk RFC

Stewartry Rugby Club

Stirling County RFC

Stirling University Womens Rugby Football Club

Strathaven

Stobswell Rugby Club

Stornoway

Strathendrick RFC

Strathmore

Trinity Academicals Rugby Club

Turriff RFC

Uddingston RFC

Watsonian FC / Watsonians Rugby

Waysiders/Drumpellier

West of Scotland FC

Whitecraigs

Wigtownshire RFC

 

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