As rugby in Wales starts to return, the Welsh Rugby Union were delighted to announce a number of on and off-field initiatives to help restart community rugby.
Assistance for clubs, Female Hubs, inclusive teams, schools, players and volunteers to move further through the stages of the WRU’s Pathway to Participation have all been announced as rugby in Wales looks to return following the impact of CoVid-19 across the World.
Boots for Grassroots. As part of the WRU investment into community rugby in Wales, the union has worked with Gilbert Rugby to breakdown some of the barriers to participation, especially taking in the economic effects of the pandemic. The WRU has purchased 4000 pairs of rugby boots at a discounted price, supported by official partner Gilbert and will distribute them via clubs and staff on the ground in Wales. The first tranche of the boots will be distributed to the Female Hubs around Wales and to around 60 clubs in areas that feature high in the Welsh Government deprivation index. Further allocations will be made from early next season with WRU community staff working with clubs, hub officers and other key groups to ascertain need. Boots for Grassroots is part of a wider Inclusion Plan, with further projects will be announced in due course as rugby continues to return to our communities.
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