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Bromsgrove Host Czech Delegation

North Midlands RFU

Last Updated: Nov 11, 2015 07:32pm
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By Paul Bolton
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Bromsgrove will host a delegation from Czech Rugby during a three day visit next month.

The visit forms continued links between North Midlands, Staffordshire and the Czech Republic as part of the RFU’s Unity Project.

Bromsgrove have agreed to provide a coaching opportunity for Daniel Benes, the Czech national coach, with their colts team on Friday December 4and to host the Czech delegation the following day.

The weekend will include planning for a Unity Conference in Prague in January which will also involve in indoor rugby tournament.

More than 300 mini and junior players from across the Czech Republic will compete for the Unity Cup.

Workshops will take place involving officials from North Midlands and Staffordshire and RFU professional staff who will use their expertise to help develop rugby in the Czech Republic.

Next month’s visit follows a trip to the Czech Republic by North Midlands and Staffordshire officials in August 2014 and a reciprocal visit by senior members of Czech Rugby last January when they were hosted by Aston OE and Woodrush.

North Midlands and Staffordshire have been twinned with the Czech Republic as part of the Unity Project, a ground-breaking project in partnership with the International Rugby Board (IRB), FIRA-AER and UK Sport aimed at growing rugby in 17 European nations around this year’s Rugby World Cup.

The Unity Project forms part of the legacy plans being implemented by the RFU and falls under the wider work of the IRB’s RWC 2015 rugby legacy programme, ‘IMPACT beyond 2015.’

The IRB and FIRA-AER selected the 17 countries for the RFU and its Constituent Bodies to work with over a three year period, with the project formally due to finish in June 2016.

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