Youngsters from 17 clubs across the Midlands and Gloucestershire will be taking part in Warriors’ Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup festival at Sixways on Sunday June 20.
The partnership between Land Rover, the Official Vehicle of Premiership Rugby, and Premiership Rugby stretches back to 2002.
In the UK, Land Rover has been supporting rugby at all levels from the grassroots to the elite, for nearly two decades and the return of the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup is a huge boost to grassroots rugby after 15 months when sport has been badly disrupted by COVID-19.
Support for the development of the game is typified through its nationwide grassroots rugby initiative, the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup, a national series of rugby festivals for Under-11 and Under-12 teams.
The festivals are vital in fostering the values at the heart of the game and are a key part of the grassroots rugby calendar each season that allows Land Rover to connect with the rugby community and the people at the heart of it.
Since its inception, Land Rover has helped more than 100,000 youngsters discover rugby through the annual rugby events with some realising their dreams of going on to play for Premiership Rugby clubs.
Land Rover recognises this area of the game is essential for the continued growth of rugby and plays an important role in local communities. As grassroots rugby returns to action across the UK, Land Rover will continue to support this area of the game.
“The return of the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup across the country is a huge boost for grassroots rugby,” said former England captain and Land Rover Ambassador Lewis Moody.
“It is one of the longest standing national series of rugby festivals for Under-11and Under-12 youngsters and is always a date in season that clubs look forward to being part of.
“It cannot be underestimated how important these grassroots rugby events are for rugby in the UK. Youngsters will learn vital lessons by playing in these festivals, that will serve them on and off the rugby pitch.”
The clubs taking part in Warriors Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup festival on June 20 are:
Under-11s: Dursley, Widden OB, Ledbury, Redditch, Camp Hill, Worcester, Lichfield, Old Cryptians, Shrewsbury, Bristol Harlequins, Drybrook, Brockworth.
Under-12s: Matson, Sutton Coldfield, Bridgnorth, Minchinhampton, Drybrook, Lichfield, Worcester, Walsall.
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