NATIONAL RUGBY SURVEY: Have your say on the future of rugby

05 Oct 2017 14:02 | Sara Raine

MORE than 28,000 people completed the inaugural National Rugby Survey last year - the biggest of its kind.

Your views help to shape the future of the game.

The second National Rugby Survey is now open and players, volunteers, coaches, match officials and supporters across the game are asked to let the RFU know their views of the game. 

Click to take part, be in with a chance of winning Old Mutual Wealth Series tickets, and hit share to send on to your club and team-mates

The survey will be running until midnight on Wednesday, October 11.

Findings from last year’s survey revealed:

- General satisfaction with the game is high across all types of involvement with the game and a vast majority of people would recommend others to be involved in rugby

- This is especially true for players, who have overwhelmingly said they would definitely recommend the game to family and friends

- You see the RFUs biggest imperative as supporting grassroots clubs and growing the number of players

- You value rugby for its team spirit, alongside respect and sportsmanship, it’s team spirit that sets our game out from the rest

- 'Social’ leagues and teams and formats where you can ‘turn up and play’ are top of the wish list for players struggling to find time for the game

- There is a strong appetite in the women’s game to play more rugby, however there need to be more opportunities to play nearer where women live, with more teams and coaches

- Winning is of limited importance to young people, they play the game for enjoyment

- We know many of our age grade players don’t go on to play adult rugby, dropping out of the game when they leave school, or after university, hence our focus on transition and retention through youth to adult rugby