What is RFU Rugby Groundsmen Connected?

Rugby Groundsmen Connected (RGC) is an easy access, two-way communication network between the RFU and rugby union groundsmen. It is the main communication channel for the RFU to provide information and advice to groundsmen and also has special offers and exclusive benefits for members. Everything the RFU does related to pitch maintenance will now come under the banner of Rugby Groundsmen Connected.

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RGC
Who is it for?

RGC is for anybody that has any involvement in the upkeep of rugby pitches. Complete novice to Premiership groundsman.

How do you sign up?

Anyone can register to join RGC at no cost. Registration is by email to groundsmenconnected@rfu.com

Once signed up they will receive regular communications with advice, information and the opportunity to ask questions.

What are the main benefits of signing up?
  • Members will have a direct communication channel with Keith Kent and other RFU staff and industry friends on pitch maintenance issues
  • All visits by Keith Kent will be channelled to clubs who have a groundsman registered with RGC.
  • The Keith Kent Equipment Package discount will only be available to clubs who have a groundsman registered with RGC. 
  • Free access to local and regional RFU pitch maintenance events and workshops will only be available to clubs who have a groundsman registered with RGC.
  • Access to any discount from industry partners will only be available to clubs who have a groundsman registered with RGC.
  • Access to new and improved RFU Pitch Improvement Partnership maintenance contractors will only be available to clubs who have a groundsman registered with RGC.
  • RFU/RFF funding for pitch improvement projects will only be available to clubs who have a groundsman registered with RGC.
What other opportunities exist?

The chance to spend a match day with Keith Kent at Twickenham