GRASSROOTS rugby clubs have been invited to enter a nationwide competition catering for all ages and abilities.

Gallagher, insurance broker and title partner of Premiership Rugby, are on the hunt for their first rugby club of the season.

The package of prizes includes a potential skills-sharpening training session with stars from Worcester Warriors, Gilbert training equipment worth up to £3,000, 100 tickets to the 2020 Gallagher Premiership final and a business-focused event to help the club and community face their future with confidence.

The organisers are looking for a club embracing inclusion and innovation to ensure the whole community benefits from greater participation and involvement in the game.

To win, clubs will need to demonstrate their contribution to the local community both on and off the pitch, their inclusive approach to providing opportunities in rugby and their innovative ways of increasing participation in the game.

Photos and videos documenting club stories and their community contribution are actively encouraged alongside written submissions.

Rugby legends and Gallagher ambassadors Ugo Monye and Danielle Waterman, the former Worcester player, will form part of the judging panel alongside representatives from Gallagher and Premiership Rugby.

A public vote through the shortlisted clubs’ social media channels will contribute to the overall result.

Former England international and 2014 Rugby World Cup winner Waterman said: “Active, engaged and ambitious community-based rugby is the ultimate lifeblood of the professional game.

"Without grassroots clubs inspiring the next generation of players and new waves of fans, fierce-fought competitions like Gallagher Premiership Rugby would not exist.

"So I’ll be on the lookout for clubs that demonstrate how integral they are to their local communities and are finding innovative ways of growing and maintaining support.”

To enter, visit by the deadline of December 2.