There’s nothing quite like the combination of Guinness and rugby: great on their own, and even better together on a sunny day at Twickenham. This year’s Guinness Club Together scheme has recently been launched, enhancing the dream partnership between Guinness and our beloved sport.
Club Together is a free programme aimed at supporting grassroots rugby clubs across the UK. By redeeming caps from kegs of Guinness, clubs have the chance to get their hands on free training kits, shirts, balls and branded merchandise for their bar.
Perhaps even more exciting than all of that is the chance to win the opportunity to run out on the hallowed turf at Twickenham and play before the Guinness Premiership Final itself.
To join Club Together and earn rugby rewards for your club, you’ll first need to register. If your application is successful, we’ll then send you everything you need to make you an official member.
You can check if someone from your club has signed up to Club Together by checking here.
If they haven’t, now’s the time to get in on the action and you can register your club here.
Competition: Live the dream at Twickenham in May
This competition epitomises what Club Together is all about – rewarding the people who put so much into rugby, simply for the love of the game. For last year’s winners Highley RFC it was an amazing journey.
The club had formed in 2006 in a former mining community in Shropshire. Within a year they’d converted a disused football field into a rugby pitch, were running two teams and were even offering youth training. After a memorable coaching session and team talk from legend Dean Ryan, Highley pitted two teams against each other on the hallowed Twickenham turf. The chairman, Don Goulden, said: ‘Our advice to all grassroots clubs is ‘have a go’ – if you win, you will have the rugby experience of a lifetime.’
Have a look at Highly’s video above, and then enter the competition here.
The competition is open to all Club Together members. All you have to do to enter is explain, in 100 words or less, what you’ve done to develop your club over the past year. It could be anything from recruiting new players and fans, to setting up extra teams, to running community coaching sessions, to organising charity events or fundraisers.