Scotland rugby legends Kellock and Blair join The Rugby Force
SCOTLAND’S Al Kellock and Mike Blair have joined Wales’ Tom Shanklin and Stephen Jones, and England’s Lewis Moody, Martin Corry, Neil Back and Maggie Alphonsi to form The Rugby Force – a team of rugby legends offering grassroots clubs across Britain the chance to receive genuine support and advice at their Royal Bank RugbyForce weekend celebration on August 12 and 13.
Now in its fifth year, the community initiative run in partnership between Royal Bank and Scottish Rugby aims to help clubs attract new members and to become stronger and more sustainable clubs.
These rugby icons will offer their specific knowledge and expertise in the game to help their selected clubs achieve their specific development goals in two key areas. Former Scotland and Glasgow Warriors captain Al Kellock returns to Royal Bank RugbyForce this year following his successful spell as honorary board member at Annan RFC.
Al worked with Annan RFC to develop their commercial revenue streams by running a sponsorship workshop with key committee members.
Al will be providing expert business advice to a winning club, while former Scotland scrum-half and current Glasgow Warriors coach Mike Blair will be giving coaching support to develop coaching best practice to benefit the whole club’s coaching structure.
Speaking on set at the launch of Royal Bank RugbyForce, Al Kellock said: ‘I am delighted to be involved with Royal Bank RugbyForce again this year. Working with Annan RFC was an amazing experience both for myself and the club and I am very much looking forward to sharing as much commercial
knowledge as possible with this year’s winning club.’
To win a member of The Rugby Force at Royal Bank RugbyForce weekend celebration, clubs need to register at www.scottishrugby.org/ rugbyforce by May 21.
Former Scotland captain Al Kellock.