Rugby World Cup - The Community Legacy

Feb. 25, 2016 08:00 - 09:30


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What impact can a large-scale global sporting event have on local communities? 
Experiences from the Rugby World Cup 2015

During the Rugby World Cup 2015, the UK welcomed over 400,000 visitors to 13 venues across the country, supported by a network of around 6000 volunteers - 4500 from the UK's 1400 rugby clubs, and 1500 from the general public. 

But the tournament was more than just a numbers game. In their planning, RWC organisers were careful to consider long-term positive outcomes for local communities - such as education programmes in schools and neighbourhoods about the sport and the nations competing - and strived to deepen the grass-roots rugby fan base across the entire nation.

And as part of a sustainability plan, 392 clubs in England and 45 clubs in Wales were offered equipment that was used at match venues, ranging from tables and chairs to fencing, lockers and bar furniture.

RFU Rugby Development Director Steve Grainger said: "It was important at the outset that our rugby clubs were given the opportunity to benefit from furniture, fittings and equipment used during the tournament. We are delighted to see it being put to good use already by so many clubs up and down the country from traffic cones and bar stools in Bodmin, Cornwall, to Tensa barriers and folding tables at Acklam in North Yorkshire.”

With the 2019 Rugby World Cup on the horizon for Japan, can the host nation seize the momentum created by their Brave Blossoms' memorable performance at the RWC 2015? And just what can the country do to ensure that the tournament leaves positive legacy for its young people and local communities?

Join us on February 25, to consider these questions, and more.

Speaker: Neil Snowball, Chief Operating Officer for England Rugby 2015, Head of sport operations at the 2012 London Olympics


More reading

Clubs and schools benefit from RWC legacy HERE



This event includes a seated breakfast.


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ANA InterContinental Tokyo
B1F Prism Room

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Member Cost: ¥5,900

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