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In The Community

The Cassidy Group – Rugby in the Community

The Cassidy Group as part of their sponsorship of Nottingham Rugby for season 2019 – 20 will support the delivery of rugby in Primary and Secondary Schools throughout Nottinghamshire, whilst increasing the support to available to local rugby clubs.

Further details will follow, but season 2019 – 20 will see several new “Schools Rugby World Cup” events taking place locally which will try to capture the imagination of 1000’s of boys and girls’ to take up the game.

Click here to learn more about the upcoming community programmes in partnership with our 2019-20 headline sponsors, The Cassidy Group.

Roadgas – Female Community Rugby Programme

Roadgas is the UK’s leading supplier of compressed natural gas and biomethane refuelling station infrastructure and are working with the club to develop a grass roots female community rugby programme over the coming months.

The Colwick-based firm work with both the public and private sectors to provide a complete supply solution that meets the bespoke needs of small, medium and large transport operators throughout the country looking to decarbonise their fleets.

Women’s rugby has exploded in England over the past five to ten years and both organisations are excited to be playing their part in growing the game yet further.

To find out more about Roadgas, please visit or call Becky Rix, Marketing Director on 0115 822 5530.

Rugby Camps

Play rugby the Nottingham way. Our incredibly successful rugby camps are renowned across the county for their professional yet personable approach. Run by professional coaches and attended by NRFC players, the camps teach children from 5-11 the fundamentals of rugby in a warm and welcoming environment.

Held at Lady Bay and various clubs across Nottinghamshire, we have the capacity to bring the Green N White way to your local team.

Call 0115 907 0070 for more information about our latest camp.

Stratstone Land Rover Academy

Nottingham Rugby runs its own Academy aimed at educating and developing local players through the provision of high quality coaching – delivered by professional players and local coaches. The academy has provided opportunities for players to play against Premiership opponents across the Midlands and England, whilst offering a direct route into professional rugby and education with Nottingham College and Nottingham Trent University.

The Academy has approximately 40 players who are aged 16-20 years of age.  The Academy trains once a week and plays approximately ten games per season.  Players are encouraged to continue to play for their home Club / School / University throughout the season whilst also aiming for representative honours at CB (NLD, Staffs, Leics U18 / 20’s) and hopefully to progress to Midlands and England / International level.  Over the past three years thirty eight players have represented the Midlands at U18 & 20 level, with seven playing for England, three for England Students and one for Ireland at U20 level.

Hall-Fast | Nottingham Rugby Gold Sponsor

Hall-Fast North Notts Community Partnership

Nottingham Rugby has worked with Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies Ltd for eight years, delivering a high quality curricular and extra curricular programme in North Nottinghamshire.  The project has seen coaching delivered to over 20,000 young people, across over 50 schools.  The programme also sees the community team coach on a weekly basis at The Fountaindale SEN School in North Notts, providing physical activity to children and young people with physical, medical and sensory needs from across the region.

Little Ruggers

Our national award-winning Little Ruggers programme has been rolled out to several local clubs and communities in Nottinghamshire. Over the past three years, over 1,000 young people aged between 2-5 years have been introduced to fun rugby related activities, creating sustainable structures within local clubs and communities. This unique programme sees parents with their children taking part in activities.  Several rugby clubs in Nottinghamshire now run weekly sustainable sessions including Bingham Rugby Club, Paviors Rugby Club and Nottingham Corsairs Rugby Club.  For more information please contact 0115 9070070.

Coach Development

Nottingham Rugby runs a series of CPD sessions for local coaches, utilising professional coaches and players to provide support to the local rugby community.  The next CPD session will run on Tuesday 2nd October from 7.00pm – 9.00pm at The Bay, Nottingham Rugby, NG2 5AA.

The CPD programmes are sponsored by

For further information please contact

Schools Delivery

Nottingham Rugby currently delivers a wide variety of school engagement programmes – from tag rugby and contact rugby to competitions, multi skills activities and after school clubs. The club also runs a programme called P.R.I.D.E. with secondary school pupils, aiming to raise their aspirations within educational achievement and sport. This unique programme includes coaching from professional players currently contracted at Nottingham Rugby Club.

The club currently delivers a programme of Little Ruggers and tag rugby within Rushcliffe, reaching thousands of pupils.

The club delivers programmes of High Quality PPA cover in Primary Schools – for further information please contact

Social inclusion

Nottingham Rugby currently works with schools and communities throughout Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City to deliver rugby and physical activity – engaging with and introducing large numbers of young people to the game. The club operates in partnership with The Asian Sports Foundation delivering programmes in Nottingham City, whilst also working with several rugby clubs and schools in deprived areas of Nottinghamshire.  Nottingham Rugby also delivers programmes specifically to girls and women in what is one of the countries fastest growing sports.

The club currently works in The Fountaindale School on a weekly basis providing physical activity and rugby activities to children with physical disabilities.