Coventry Sports Network


Coventry, a City of Rugby is a unique and ambitious initiative set up with the ultimate objective of establishing Coventry as one of the leading cities in the world for every level of the sport by 2023 – rugby’s 200th anniversary.

It is a formal collaboration between key organisations in Coventry that have an interest in rugby league and union, who will work together to form a coherent framework for the development of the game at all levels, and the sport’s core values (teamwork, respect, integrity, enjoyment and discipline) across the city.

Plans have been drawn-up by local sporting bodies, education providers and other leading figures as part of the ten year Coventry Sports Strategy, embedding rugby as one of the city’s key sports and developing the game from grassroots to the elite, driving up participation, coaching and volunteering across all ages and connecting schools, colleges, universities and communities with local rugby clubs.

The initiative aims to build on the region’s proud rugby heritage and plans have been developed to increase participation, improve rugby facilities, unlock funding to support clubs and attract major rugby events to the city, with a particular focus on making the game more accessible to women and girls, people with disabilities, and those from non-traditional rugby playing backgrounds.

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