England Rugby and Comic Relief have launched the largest grants program (inaugural) after the success of the program small grants, which was launched in February 2017.
Last year England Rugby and Comic Relief joined the forces to launch the Try for Change Fund (TFCF) which uses the community of the rugby and rugby union to deliver social change across the world as well as within the England.
In the span of four years, England Rugby in association with Comic Relief will raise the fund of £4 million and will distribute it to the project that supports rugby for change.
Projects that use the rugby union to deal a number of challenges related to the society has been asked to apply for a grant. The proposals to the Try for Change (TFC) large grants program has to demonstrate wider social consequences and it is not just about rugby increasing participation.
The proposals target the most marginalized and vulnerable groups and will be will be prioritized. Moreover, proposals have to work towards at least one of the following conclusions: Continue reading “Announcement Made By England Rugby For ‘Try For Change’ Large Grants Program”
George Doddie Weir, Scotland Rugby legend and former British and Irish lion has confirmed that he has motor neurone disease.
The 46 year old who earned 61 caps between 1990 and 2000 for Scotland made the announcement on Twitter.
His revelation came on the heels of the Global MND Awareness Day and he announced his diagnosis in order to raise awareness of the disease.
Posting on Twitter, he wrote:“something I think you should know” and added a link to the Euan MacDonald Centre, a Scotland-wide research initiative with its base at the University of Edinburgh, one which Doddie has pledged to support.
Doddie Weir said: “Over the past few months a number of friends and family have raised concerns surrounding my health.
“I think then, that on this day set to help raise awareness of the condition, I should confirm that I too have motor neurone disease.”
He further went on to thank the National Health Service in recognising and diagnosing it as yet an incurable disease.
Doddie who is on holidays in New Zealand with his family hopes that once they come back, he can devote time towards raising funds and awareness so as to assist research and help fellow sufferers of the disease. Continue reading “46-YEAR OLD GEORGE DODDIE WEIR HAS MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE”
The trio of England is in town to give training skills to a group of girls and boys of different age groups from the Dubai Hurricanes Rugby Club (DHRC)
After the team England rugby bowed out of the World Cup in the 2015 in the pool stages, and Eddie Jones took over the position of coach, a massive turnaround has been seen in the team and its game. The change is not only in how they play the game, but also changes could be seen in their attitude as well.
The England trio, who is imparting training skills to the girls and boys, are giving a message to the kids. And the message is “rugby is all about having fun”. And this is very true as well; the game is all about having fun, but then what happens when a team or you miss out on breaking a record or winning a Grand Slam. Continue reading “England Wants To Be On Top In Rugby”
In the World Cup Finals of 2003, Martin Johnson had become famous for leading England to their victory against Australia. Johnson is expected to be in Lincolnshire on March 2.
The England Rugby legend will on that day, join Duckworth Land Rover in celebrating the opening of its brand new showroom in the area. The showroom houses both Jaguar and Land Rover.
The special launch event has about 650 guests invited to witness the opening of the new Kirton showroom. The hosts are still putting a number of finishing touches to the new Jaguar showroom worth no less than £7 million.
With the opening of this showroom on the A16 Kirton, Jaguar would have finally made a long-awaited return to the Boston area. The showroom will play host to many top cars driven by rich businessmen and celebrities as well. One favorite would be the Jaguar F Type, which goes for a retail price no less than £50,000. Continue reading “ENGLAND RUGBY LEGEND TO VISIT LINCOLNSHIRE”
With the build up to the clash between the Argentina Rugby team and their England counterpart, it would be certain to believe that Paul Gustard was certainly at boiling point.
Having been a bit shaken by what he had referred to as an “unfair criticism” of the England with their concession of a late score and three tries by Fiji in the match against South Africa, the defense coach had convened a meeting of the players where he had a talk with them.
And while he refused to make known the reason and contents of the meeting, it is certain that he did not convene a meeting to whisper sweet nothings into the ears of the players.
Responding to the meeting, the England team turned in what Gustard took out time in an interview to describe as an “incredible performance” in the match against the Pumas.
England had played nearly the entire period of the match with just 14 men after Elliot Daly had been sent off following an incident. For two other 10 minutes period, they had played with 13 men after Dan Cole and Joe Marler had been sent to the sin bin.
Continue reading “PAUL GUSTARD HAILS ENGLAND DEFENSE”
The former Japanese coach and the current England rugby union coach, Eddie Jones, is a confident man.
He says that he sees England toppling the world champion All Blacks side at the 2019 Rugby World Cup to be held in Japan in three years time. Under coach Jones, Japan came into the limelight by defeating Springboks in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. They parted ways after the World Cup in England and now Jones is the coach of the England rugby team.
Jones has been instrumental in the kind of turnaround that the England team has showcased of late. They have won the Six Nations Grand Slam and also beat the mighty Wallabies in the June tests under his coaching. There is no doubt that he is one of the top international rugby coaches of this modern era.
Eddie Jones feels that the England team has it in them to defeat the New Zealand team come the 2019 World Rugby Cup. The difference between the two teams is just 2 or 3 percent and the chance for England defeating the defending champions in Japan is 100%, according to Jones. Continue reading “Jones Confident Of Dethroning All Blacks In 2019”