Some alternatives to the elusive millionaire backer

If you’ve been a member of a community rugby club for more than about twenty minutes then you’ve almost certainly been a part of a discussion which starts “Imagine if we won the lottery/EuroMillions/found a millionaire…” If you’ve been on the committee of a community rugby club, you probably have this conversation at least once … Read more

What we’re doing to keep our rugby teams going while there are no fixtures

With the news last week that competitions aren’t going to restart until January at the earliest, a lot of people are wondering what to do with their players over the next few months. In this post, I want to share some of the things that we’ve been doing – some of which are in their … Read more

How to build your youth rugby team after COVID-enforced absence – recruitment tips

After an extended off-season thanks to COVID-19, rugby has moved to Stage D of its return to play model which means that we can now have regular training sessions, albeit with some changes from the norm. Although we’re still some way from fixtures returning, the time we have now allows us to spend more time … Read more

The Adult Competition Survey and why customer behaviour speaks more than their words

I recently filled out the RFU’s Adult Competitions Survey (and if you’re involved in running a club that plays at this level then I definitely recommend filling it out) and was interested to see some of the stats they had produced. Using the Electronic Match Card part of GMS, they had discovered that: Most players … Read more