Scotland International rugby stars Jonny Gray and Ryan Wilson will pay a visit to Bishopton Rugby FC on Sunday to support the club’s Royal Bank RugbyForce Weekend.
Royal Bank RugbyForce is a grassroots initiative run by Royal Bank of Scotland in association with Scottish Rugby. The programme is designed to help grassroots rugby clubs up and down the country to attract new members and become stronger and more sustainable for the future, focusing on legacy and sustainability.
As well as winning a visit from the Scotland team players, Bishopton RFC has also been awarded a grant of £1,000 and merchandise to help build a better club and financially support the recruitment drive for new members.
Between 10am and 3pm this Sunday 12th August, the Renfrewshire community can take part in preparations for forthcoming DIY work which the club will undertake with the new financial support, including drainage for the pitches and clubhouse repairs. Jonny Gray and Ryan Wilson will be on site from 12pm to 3pm to get involved with the activities before a Q&A and signing session between 2pm-3pm.
Malcolm Buchanan, chairman, Royal Bank of Scotland, Scotland Board, said: “Our ambition with Royal Bank RugbyForce is to instil a sense of community spirit across the country, culminating in a weekend of sport across the regions.
“We are thrilled to award Bishopton RFC with this additional support which we know will really support their drive to make the club bigger and better. The enthusiasm, commitment to the club and passion for rugby was clear throughout their RugbyForce entry.
“This year’s Royal Bank RugbyForce campaign was about celebrating everything we have achieved over the last decade and encouraging people to support their local club. We hope that they come out in force this weekend to do just that.”
RugbyForce Weekend will see rugby clubs across the country hosting a range of pre-season events. Royal Bank RugbyForce has donated more than £500,000 of funding and kit in the past ten years to help more community clubs improve facilities develop facilities and safeguard their organisation for the future.
With financial and practical support from the Royal Bank and professional advice from Scottish Rugby, representatives the programme has helped to deliver a range of benefits to clubs, including how to improve facilities, attract new members and make rugby clubs more than just a place to play rugby.
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