Driving grassroots rugby at the Bath Rugby Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup
This season will mark the fourth year that Bath Rugby have run the Land Rover Premiership Rugby cup and following on from successful events at Walcot RFC, Chippenham RFC and Bradford on Avon RFC we are pleased to be able to announce Old Redcliffians RFC as this years hosts.
The Bath Rugby Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup, which provides Under 11 and Under 12 teams with the opportunity to get involved in one of the country's leading grassroots tournaments will be held at Old Redcliffians on Sunday 19th February 2012. Participating players at the festival will get the chance to meet some of the Bath Rugby players who will be supporting the teams and offering coaching tips in between games. The winning sides will embark on the Land Rover Parade of Champions at half-time of the Aviva Premiership Rugby final in May.
Land Rover Ambassador and England back row, Tom Croft encourages local teams to get involved by explaining, "Some of my best memories of rugby come from when I was playing in grassroots tournaments such as the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup, and all professional rugby players started somewhere, with most beginning their careers at similar style tournaments to this”. England and Bath Rugby’s, Matt Banahan adds “This cup is fantastically supported and well-run, providing players with a superb platform to show-case their skills and potentially go home with a cup and title of regional champions! It's key that companies such as Land Rover continue to get behind and support national festivals such as the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup, so that aspiring players have the chance to develop and benefit from opportunities such as these."
Since the inception of this tournament, 21,000 children have taken part from all over the country. The young stars of our local clubs, who are all battling it out for regional recognition are also in competition for an incredible prize – to be applauded by an 81,000 sell-out crowd at the home of English rugby – Twickenham.