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NBS commitment secures tag rugby for schools

Nottingham Building Society have committed their partnership with Leicester Tigers ahead of the new 2020/21 season.

The Nottingham have played an important role in supporting the club’s Tag Rugby programme in primary schools across Leicestershire and their commitment is a huge boost for local schools, clubs and communities across the region. 

With more than 40 branches across 9 counties, the building society have funded the community project, which had reached more than 6,000 pupils before schools were closed following the Covid-19 pandemic earlier this year. 

Introducing years three and four pupils to the game of rugby, the mortgages and savings specialists play a pivotal part in developing skills and awareness of rugby, which culminate in rugby festivals at the end of each term for kids to play competitively for the first time.  

Take a look at the programme for yourself below

The Nottingham has also worked with Leicester Tigers to help improve the financial literacy skills and employability prospects of young people in the area through the launch of an online Money and Career Academy with free downloadable resources, videos, blogs and vlogs.

NBS also continue their sponsorship of the stadium’s West Stand which they have held since the 2016/2017 season. 

At the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak, The Nottingham shared advice for homeowners in regards to looking after their finances as part of the club’s Well-being Week, and has recently launched its very own podcast – The Money Pot - with news and information for homeowners and savers.   

Leicester Tigers chief executive officer Andrea Pinchen said: “The Nottingham have helped create even more new and exciting opportunities for youngsters to try out rugby and get into the sport with their Tag Rugby programme alongside our community. To be able to continue to do this with this extended deal means a lot to the club. 

“Local businesses must work together and with branches in 8 counties, we hope that the Tigers brand can continue to support their reach through their community initiatives and financial services."    

The Nottingham’s CEO David Marlow said: “We’re really pleased to continue our partnership with Leicester Tigers.  Through our aligned values, we can enable more young people in our communities to enjoy the benefits of participating in a new team sport alongside the opportunity to further develop their financial literacy skills and employability prospects. Supporting our communities sits at the heart of our purpose and in these challenging times never has it been more important.. ”

Find out more about the financial services that The Nottingham can provide, by visiting www.thenottingham.com

The support of each of the club’s partners throughout the pandemic has been even more vital at a time when matchday and stadium revenues have been halted. 

The commitment of partners allows Tigers to resource not only the playing squad but also continue its important role in the community.