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World Rugby

Legend has it that in 1823, during a game of school football in the town of Rugby, England, a young man named William Webb Ellis picked up the ball and ran towards the opposition’s goal line. Two centuries later, Rugby Union has evolved into one of the world’s most popular sports, with millions of people playing, watching and enjoying the game. At the heart of rugby is a distinctive ethos that creates a special environment and culture which it has retained over the years. Not only is the game played to the laws – a distinction is made to other sports that “only” have rules – but within the spirit of the laws. Through discipline, control and mutual self-respect, a fellowship and sense of fairplay are forged, defining rugby as the game it is. Rugby and its values builds character, creates strong bonds with your club team mates and teaches its players to never give up. From the school playground to the Rugby World Cup final, Rugby Union offers a truly unique and thoroughly rewarding experience for all involved in the Game. The ethos of rugby and the commitment to its traditions of respect, integrity, sportsmanship, passion and discipline contributes to its extermely positive image in the media and amongst its fans. It is one of the fastest growing and highly regarded sports in the world.

Facts and Figures

  • Active players: 7.5 million
  • Active countries: 120
  • World Rugby Unions: 102

Rugby World Cup 2015

  • 3rd largest global sports event
  • + 2.47 million tickets sold
  • + 1million in fan zones
  • + 470’000 touring fans to RWC
  • 120 million watched RWC final
  • Web + Social Media impact

    • 5 million tweets
    • 2 tweets per second of #RWC2015
    • 270 million v >

    Rugby in Switzerland

    Like neighbouring Germany, Austria and France, Swiss rugby is actually amongst the oldest in the world. The earliest recorded match in Switzerland was in 1869 and Lausanne RFC can claim to be as old as Blackheath Rugby Club. However, Swiss rugby continued at a very low key for over a hundred years. The World Wars and other global upheavals hindered the game and it was really the presence of a number of expatriates working in the banking industry or as tax exiles, who helped keep the game going. The Swiss Federation was founded in 1972 and they joined the IRB in 1988. The Federation has undertaken an intensive development programme since the 1980s and has managed to vastly increase the numbers of native players to the point that Swiss rugby is now dominated by home grown players. Most of the Swiss national team players have advanced to playing in the lower professional leagues in Europe. The Swiss national team is leading the European Nations Cup Div. 2A and is aiming to qualify for the ENC Div. 1B. Awareness, acceptance and popularity of rugby amongst the population is growing quickly in Switzerland. This has been helped by the increasing coverage by the media especially in the year 2015 due to the Rugby World Cup. The media in the German part of Europe routinely transmits a very positive image of the sport and they always underline the core values that rugby has in its ethos. It is a tough combative action sport within which their is a great deal of respect and fairness towards your teamates, your opposition and the referee. Traditions of sportsmanship are held high throughout all the clubs at all levels and the local communities are always happy to have a rugby club as an alternative to more traditional sports. The diversity of people within the rugby community is very wide and there is still high percentage of professionals and their familiy members from the international community in most of the clubs which contributes to the open and fun spirit within the Swiss rugby family.

    Facts and Figures

  • Active Players: ca. 5000
  • Rugby Clubs: 31
  • Professional Clubs: Servette Rugby, Geneva 2ème Serie Lyon Region
  • National Teams:

    www.gc-rugby.ch

    New £10m multi-sports facility hub could come to Osterley

    Hounslow council submits plans for a multi-million pound sports facility with hopes to ‘nurture links with local schools’

    • 15:11, 10 OCT 2016
    • Updated 15:13, 10 OCT 2016

    Plans in Hounslow for a new £10 million grass roots sports facility have been submitted by Hounslow council.

    The proposals would see the Grasshoppers Rugby Football Club (RFC) on MacFarlane Lane relocated to the Conquest Club sports ground (also known as the old Pyrene sports club) to nearby Syon Lane in Osterley .

    To sweeten the deal of being moved to a smaller location, plans include an improved outdoor sports facility with a new clubhouse and six floodlit pitches, as well as spruced up changing rooms, a physiotherapy studio, gym, meeting rooms, offices, a club shop and floodlighting for night time use of the pitches.

    While it lies on the same grounds as proposed new free school Nishkam School West London , meaning a shared use of the site, the project also looks to build better links with local schools in the area.

    Design and construction consultancy Pick Everard have been appointed by the council to deliver the new sports facility project.

    Allan Cowie, regional director at Pick Everard, said: “These proposed new facilities will provide Grasshoppers RFC the opportunity to strengthen and grow their current rugby and netball specialisms.

    “The planning process to date has been challenging due to the shared use of the site with a proposed new free school but we are excited to be working on this leisure project for Hounslow Borough Council through our framework with them.”

    The new and improved facilities hope to provide young people in the borough better access to rugby, football and netball, with three new floodlit rugby pitches and three floodlit netball pitches.

    There will also be 150 car parking spaces and 16 cycle spaces built as part of the project.

    In addition the club will be open for community groups use and more schools.

    However, the sports ground is on Metropolitan Open Land (MOL) which gives it a similar status to Greenbelt land and must be protected as a large open space.

    John Sharp, design director for Pick Everard, added: “We hope the project will further nurture the rugby club’s links with local schools, including Ashton House, Isleworth & Syon School and Gunnersbury Boys School and develop sports provision in the area.”

    www.mylondon.news

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    Grasshopper Rugby Club

    Client:

    Legsun Building Services Engineers Ltd

    Location:

    Project Manager:

    Systems Installed:

    Fire Alarm, CCTV, Intruder, Disabled Refuge and PA Systems

    Job Details:

    Installation of Security Systems to the New Build Grasshopper Rugby Football Club

    The Challenge/Brief:

    Grasshopper Rugby Football Club is a local community sports club in West London catering for girls and boys, men and women, from four years upwards. Grasshopper Rugby Club recently moved to a new sports facility based in Isleworth boasting a new clubhouse and six floodlit pitches, as well as spruced up changing rooms, a physiotherapy studio, gym, meeting rooms, offices, a club shop and floodlighting for night time use of the pitches.

    TIS were employed to install security systems across the site and also within the caretakers accommodation.

    As the club is also used for various night time events it was important to provide the correct life critical systems and with the installation of Hik Vision CCTV, Gent Fire Alarm, and Gent Honeyell Intruder Alarm Total Integrated Solutions have achieved another successful install.

    Project Manager Quotation:

    A pleasure to work on another high spec installation for this new facility used by Sky Sports, Grasshoppers and local community schools. This was a nice smooth installation working alongside Legsun (Dawson Group).

    www.tis.co.uk

    New £10 million sports venue completes in West London

    26 September, 2018

    Grasshoppers Rugby Club – a sports venue in the London Borough of Hounslow – has benefited from an entirely new, 1,500 m2 facility, designed by Pick Everard.

    The multi-million-pound, state-of-the-art facility will provide young people in the borough with better access to rugby, football and netball – further nurturing the rugby club’s links with local schools and grassroots provisions in the area.

    As well as a new rugby clubhouse, the venue has natural and artificial rugby pitches; artificial netball courts; a shop; stores; car parking; gymnasium; function suite; members’ lounge and bar, along with a separate apartment for the facilities manager.

    Andrew Almond, partner at the national property, construction and infrastructure consultancy, said:

    “The facility will make sport more accessible to young people in the area, encouraging them to learn new skills and achieve higher levels of fitness.

    “Grasshoppers is a rugby club for the community, and the new facility gives the club the opportunity to strengthen and grow its current rugby and netball specialisms and success. The sports venue has been built on a previously neglected and underused site, with Grasshoppers’ former location being freed up for the construction of a new secondary school – improving local education and delivering a boost for the local economy.

    “Our solution embraces environmental responsibility and future demand, using the latest in energy efficiency designs to create a highly green site. Photovoltaic panels on the roof contribute to electricity supply, with a combined heat and power unit providing hot water for the showers as well as serving the electric car charging point in the car park.

    “A systematic arrangement of pipework takes rainwater from the roof, car park, netball courts and artificial rugby pitch in a large storage tank which supplies water for irrigation in periods of low rainfall,” he continued.

    Pick Everard delivered full, multi-professional services – including: project management; quantity surveying; architecture, civil and structural engineering as well as BREEAM, acoustic, sports pitch specialism and landscape consultancy services – for London Borough of Hounslow Council and Grasshoppers RFC.

    “This is a landmark development for the area and is obviously of incredible importance for the club so we knew we had to create something that would exceed the ambitious brief.

    “The design of the building facades has incorporated references to the club’s historic kit colours. These have been used to denote the main entrance atrium and the long canopy of the spectating terrace, through to the stadia seating.

    “The form of the building creates a simple cloak to a complex variety of uses internally and provides a full-length elevated terrace for spectating and social events. A double height glazed atrium welcomes visitors and members with a glimpse of the pitches beyond.

    “Visibility of the key internal spaces includes the gym and function suite, including a purpose-made trophy cabinet providing sight lights to the pitches from above. Grass banks around the perimeter of the build create further spectating vantage points and minimise the visual impact of the building in its open setting with the Metropolitan Open Land, which is green belt.

    “Our considerable experience in the sport and leisure sector has enabled us to advise and support Grasshoppers RFC and the London Borough of Hounslow Council throughout this significant development and we are delighted to have been an active part of their future success,” continued Andrew.

    Aun Qurashi, project manager at London Borough of Hounslow Council added:

    “The London Borough of Hounslow’s relocation of Grasshoppers RFC to a new home in Syon Lane has transformed a previously neglected and underused site into a state-of-the-art facility for the community sports club – allowing Grasshoppers’ vacated site to be freed up for construction of a much-needed new secondary school.

    “The council’s masterplan for the new site was developed by Pick Everard’s design team into a striking scheme with excellent environmental credentials. Pick Everard’s delivery team ensured timely completion by the contractor in the face of significant challenges of adverse ground conditions and extreme weather. The council is very pleased to have worked closely with Pick Everard to realise this exceptional project.”

    George Orishaguna, director at Grasshoppers RFC said:

    “I truly believe Pick Everard and Dawnus have provided us with a facility unmatched for any club at our level in the whole country. This will enable us to improve rugby and netball for all ages while maintaining our fantastic Grasshopper ethos, with members, schools and the community very much at the heart.”

    The work was delivered as part of the Hounslow Schools Programme and Pick Everard worked with Dawnus to complete the project.

    This article was posted on 26 September, 2018 in and tagged under London Borough of Hounslow, Sports and Leisure

    www.pickeverard.co.uk

    Grasshoppers Rugby FC London

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    Welcome to Grasshoppers Sport and Social Club, the home of London Grasshoppers Rugby and Netball Clubs.

    We are now recruiting for senior rugby, juniors and minis for the 2017/2019 season.

    We are looking for senior rugby players 18 years and above of all levels. Rugby will help to keep you fit, whether you’re tall, short, slim or stocky, there is a position for you!

    If you are looking for an established club and are interested in playing for a friendly but ambitious rugby club please get in touch. We can also help graduates or players returning to London find a job.

    To be ready to play at the start of the season in September 2017 or 2018, why not get in touch now so we can help you with a personal action plan to better help you prepare.

    We are a local community sports club in West London with excellent facilities, brand new club house, catering for Seniors, Juniors, Minis and Girls rugby, from four years upwards of all ages and abilities. We are located just off the A4 in Osterley/Isleworth in Middlesex. Grasshoppers RFC has a long tradition of rugby, from our meager beginnings in the 1950s to today’s senior teams.

    Please note: Whilst we offer family rugby for juniors and minis, this meet up group is primarily aimed at senior players 18 years and above. Any players under 18 who wishes to join the club, please go direct to our website and contact the relevant age group direct. All children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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    Grasshoppers Rugby Club

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    Grasshoppers RFC, MacFarlane Lane, Osterley, TW7 5PN

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    Floodlight all weather pitch located a short distance from Osterley Tube Station.

    Floodlight all weather pitch located a short distance from Osterley Tube Station.

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    Grasshoppers Rugby Club
    Grasshoppers RFC
    MacFarlane Lane
    TW7 5PN

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    Westlea Road, off Boston Road, W7 2AD

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    Twickenham Road, Isleworth, TW7 7EU

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    Grasshopper rugby

    Cost Overrun Hits Relocation of Grasshoppers Rugby Club

    Requires an additional injection of Ј2.5 million after asbestos found


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    Hounslow Council approved an additional £2.5 million to the redevelopment of Grasshoppers Rugby Club due to the discovery of asbestos contamination.

    The relocation of Grasshoppers Rugby Club to the Conquest club was approved last year, enabling the development of Bolder Academy on the existing Macfarlane Road site.

    Works have been accelerated to enable Grasshoppers to be ready for the rugby season so construction on Bolder Academy can be started in September 2018.

    The contamination is small amounts of asbestos probably due to flytipping on the site that appeared after previous site investigations. Removal of this and subsequent replacement of clean soil would have delayed works without speeding up the development with subsequent extra costs. Hounslow is in discussion with the landowners ESFA regarding how the asbestos arrived on site, especially as the land value was based on the land not being contaminated.

    The £2.5million is on top of the approved budget of £9.7m is to be partly funded from savings of £2.1m from the approved School Expansion programme with the balance from additional borrowing. The additional costs are expected to be approved on 5 June.

    The new Grasshopper Rugby Club will include a clubhouse, storage, grounds man’s apartment, garage/workshop, three floodlit rugby pitches (two grass, one artificial all-weather), three floodlit netball courts (artificial all-weather), 150 car parking spaces (including nine disabled spaces and two electric charging spaces), 16 covered cycle spaces, fencing and ball netting.

    The clubhouse will be over two floors with earth banked against the ground floor which will contain the changing rooms, the main entrance being to the function room on the first floor.

    The original planning application for the relocation was submitted back in July 2016.

    www.brentfordtw8.com

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