Gallagher, local insurance broker and proud title partner of Premiership Rugby, has announced the six grassroots rugby clubs that are in with a chance to win the inaugural Gallagher ‘Rugby Club of the Season’ title.
Gallagher’s bid to find its first ‘Rugby Club of the Season’ is a nationwide competition to champion grassroots rugby and inspire the game’s next generation of players. The search began in November 2019 to find local clubs that could demonstrate their contribution to the local community, both on and off-the-pitch; their inclusive approach to providing opportunities in rugby across age, gender, ethnicity and ability; and their innovative ways of increasing participation in the sport at a grassroots level.
As a finalist, each grassroots rugby club will receive a skills-sharpening training session with stars from their local Gallagher Premiership Rugby club, Gilbert training equipment worth up to £1000, and a Gallagher-led business-focused event to help the club and community off-the-pitch.
The finalists are:
Following all six finalists’ events, representatives from Gallagher and Premiership Rugby, alongside Gallagher ambassadors and rugby legends Ugo Monye and Danielle ‘Nolli’ Waterman, will decide on the winning club — with a public vote through the club’s social media channels contributing to the overall result. The ultimate winner and Gallagher’s first ‘Rugby Club of the Season’ will then receive an enhanced Gilbert training bundle worth up to £2000, and 100 tickets to the Gallagher Premiership Final 2020.
Sarah Griffiths, Director of Communications for Gallagher in the UK, commented: “There is so much fantastic work happening within grassroots rugby, not just on the playing side, but also in terms of the impact these clubs are having within their local communities. As a local insurance broker we feel that deserves recognising and rewarding, which is why we were delighted to introduce the Gallagher Rugby Club of the Season competition as a way of giving something back to support the development of this next generation of players, coaches and clubs. The quality of the entries we received was incredibly high and all six finalists really are a credit to their communities. We look forward to celebrating the work that each of the clubs are doing to improve the sport at a grassroots level.”
Widely regarded as the most competitive rugby union league in the world...it can only be the Gallagher Premiership.
12 teams compete in the league over a season, playing every team both home and away, before four move into the playoffs and one is relegated.
The division is becoming more and more exciting as each year passes by so who will be lifting silverware at Twickenham in May?
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