The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced it has renewed its partnership with CBRE, the world’s leading real estate services advisor, for another three years.

Having first partnered on the All Schools programme in 2014, the new agreement sees CBRE continue as the Official Property Advisors to England Rugby, and the principal partner of the CBRE All Schools programme – an initiative launched in 2012 which will take rugby into 750 state secondary schools by Rugby World Cup 2019.

The All Schools programme shows the impact rugby can have on schools, communities and society and aims to make school life happier and healthier by reducing anti-social behaviour, enhancing learning and increasing student self-esteem.

There have already been 675 schools enrolled in the programme, giving those students the opportunity to play rugby that otherwise might not have got it, with thousands of students also joining their local rugby clubs.

“As principal partner to the CBRE All Schools programme, they have already helped us take rugby into new schools and communities, in many cases changing the lives of those students and we look forward to achieving our programme target together next year,” said RFU chief executive Steve Brown.

CBRE UK Managing Director, Ciaran Bird, added: “Our renewed partnership confirms our commitment to championing the introduction of Rugby into state schools and supporting young people across the UK.”

Source & Image : www.englandrugby.com

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