Fill Your Boots launch grassroots rugby social network
LONDON-BASED grassroots rugby platform Fill Your Boots has launched a brand-new social network, designed to help clubs across the UK find players, fixtures and resources – bringing together the grassroots rugby community like never before.
Each region within England, Wales and Scotland has been assigned a ‘Rugby Finder’ group, which allows both clubs and players to network in order to make more rugby matches happen, whether that be via searching for fixtures or connecting with local players looking for a game. Through the platform’s ‘Find a Club map’, men and women interested in joining a club can view what’s available in their local area and sign up to partake in upcoming training sessions. The platform also provides a space for volunteers and coaches to interact and share advice via a dedicated forum, which has the capability to host Zoom meetings and catch-ups.
The Fill Your Boots platform also contains an archive of mental, physical and emotional health-related content from contributors who are passionate about growing the game. From Fill Your Boots’ ‘Rugby Round Table’ series to Fill Your Boots’ ‘The Hard Line’, the platform’s programming features a plethora of resources for men, women and children of all ages to utilise.
Sean Phelan, Founder of Fill Your Boots, said: “Over the last six years, it has been incredible to see Fill Your Boots go from strength to strength via Facebook and Twitter, but I now feel that it’s the perfect time to launch our own social network platform. The combination of both the RFU’s cuts over the last few seasons and the COVID-19 pandemic have demonstrated that there’s a real DIY attitude within the grassroots game, and this new platform is the perfect place for everyone to come together, learn from one another, and make more rugby matches happen.
“Everyone can sign up for free and create their own Fill Your Boots profile at www.fybrugby.com, and an app is currently in develop to be released in early 2022.”