Welcome to the Rugby season 2014. The following tips and tools are provided to assist your Club retain its members, making them feel part of your plans and assist attract new ones. These have been compiled from state and territory feedback and we are always looking to add to the ideas. Please tell us what you think of the information here and as well suggest other strategies and actions that you employed to grow your club membership.
We hope you will find these helpful throughout the Rugby season.
We wish you a successful season both on and off the field.
Recruitment should be seen as an ongoing program rather than a stop-start process and the following areas should be considered.
Local Community Promotions
There are a number of ways of promoting your Club in your community. Some ideas are listed below:
Advertising in newsletters in your area is also helpful and may even be free. Make sure that your local council is aware of your Club and the current contact details. Editorial space is ideal if your local paper is willing to write a story about your Club and the benefits it offers. Make sure the details are correct; ask to proofread your ad, particularly check the telephone numbers. If you provide the details, have someone else check that it is easy to read and has no mistakes. Suggested details to include:
The IRB has announced its match officials list for the second stage of the 2014 IRB Junior World Championships overnight, with two Australians appointed to referee two of the games in New Zealand on Sunday.
We’re excited to announce that Australian Rugby will be moving to a new online system for national competition management and participant registration for the 2014 Rugby Sevens season and the 2015 club Rugby season.
We’re set for an exciting year with plenty to look forward to in 2014, including our Qantas Men’s Sevens team competing in the Commonwealth Games (July), the Women’s Rugby World Cup in France (August) and the launch of a new domestic competition – the National Rugby Championship (August).