Rugby Expo Day Two Grass Roots Focused Content Announced

October 25, 2013

Following on from Monday’s announcement which saw some of the biggest names from the commercial world of sport confirm their involvement in Rugby Expo 2013, the full conference schedule for day two of the event has now been confirmed.

As with previous years, each day will see a different focus with a shift from the pro game on day one to the grass roots game and community rugby on day two.

Delegates will be provided with unrivalled access to experts from both aspects of the game, as main stage plenary sessions are combined with smaller, focused workshops on day two, designed to support the immediate challenges facing the development of the sport from a grass roots perspective.

Click here to view the full day two conference schedule

The event’s partnership with the RFU sees individuals from many of the governing body’s key roles confirmed to speak including chairman Bill Beaumont, rugby development director Steve Grainger, head of rugby growth Alastair Marks and head of marketing Nic Fletcher.

O2’s head of social media Kristian Lorenzon and YouTube’s Tomos Grace will sit on the panel discussing youth participation and how best to integrate 16-24 year olds back into rugby clubs.

England Rugby 2015 chairman Andrew Cosslett and Premiership Rugby’s community and CSR director Wayne Morris will also be taking part as they discuss and debate RWC 2015 and how community clubs can benefit as the sport’s biggest tournament comes to England in two years’ time.

Day two conference sessions

–          Opening statement and vision for the future of the sport

–          Plenary 1: Focus on youth – 16-24 year olds and the ‘Back to Rugby’ campaign

–          Workshop 1: Broadening the reach of rugby

–          Workshop 2: Young Rugby Ambassadors of 2015

–          Workshop 3: All Schools – growing the base

–          Workshop 4: RFU Club Benefits Guide

–          Plenary 2: RWC 2015 and ways for clubs to benefit – creating a genuine legacy

Rugby Expo is offering all grass roots rugby clubs a pair of tickets to attend day two of the event for free – for more information and to register your club click here.