15 May 2017 / WRU News

Join The British & Irish Lions Tour Party!

The Learning with the Lions programme was created to explore, capture and share the unique learning opportunities that only a Lions Tour can provide with the aim of helping growing the game across the four home nations.

The journey has begun with our Pick of the Pride Search which will see a team of Ambassadors travel to New Zealand and document how they interact, collaborate and learn with each other and local New Zealand rugby clubs before bringing it back to their clubs to share the knowledge they have gained.

You and your club can get involved too!

For Clubs at Home:

Sign up within the first week to be in with a chance of winning official Lions training equipment for your club!

Get your club involved by applying for an Official Lions Breakfast Pack. The breakfast pack will help your club put on Lions Test match-day parties to help drive recruitment by welcoming new and existing players and supporters into your club and celebrating the sport of rugby.

The packs will include Lions themed décor and a range of ideas and activities to help you set up and deliver the ultimate viewing party.  UK based clubs can also secure a discounted rate with the Lions media partner, SKY Sports, to ensure viewing with ease. *  

How your club runs the party is up to you but we’d be delighted if your club capitalises on the excitement of the day by inviting and welcoming non-members to come along and join in. Create some lasting memories, and include Touch or Tag tournaments and general skills sessions where new members can get a taste for the game following the Lions match!

For Club Members travelling abroad:

If you are touring to New Zealand to watch the Lions in action, you are invited to join one of four Learning with the Lions events hosted in collaboration with the New Zealand Rugby Union. Local NZ clubs will host a panel discussion and break-out sessions in a relaxed open sharing environment to discuss club rugby on a global level.

Club members from both sides of the hemisphere will come together in shared passion for rugby and a vision for development, particularly in the youth game. Attendees will be given the opportunity to raise concerns and share difficulties they experience in their clubs with the aim of collaborating with those outside their own Union. Through these fun learning events, we hope to provide a sharing atmosphere where alternative perspectives and strategies for developing the domestic game inspire growth and retention amongst clubs across our four home nations.

To apply for either of the Learning with the Lions Programmes, go to and register your interest. Entries close midnight the 2nd of June, 2017.


Sky Offer:

*Available only to UK residents.


Sky Sports is the only place in the UK to watch all 10 Lions matches live this summer, including the unmissable Tests versus The All Blacks.

In celebration of the Tour, Sky have teamed up with The British & Irish Lions to offer clubs in the UK a discounted rate to watch The British & Irish Lions Test Matches in New Zealand.

To find out more, and to join Sky, call 08448 245 870. Offer ends May 24th 2017. (Calls to Sky cost 7p per minute plus your provider’s access charge.)

Please note: The only way to show Sky Sports in a premise such as a rugby club is through a commercial agreement with Sky.


*All clubs in the UK means a current member club of the RFU, SRU or WRU at which member activities are undertaken. Sky has sole discretion in determining whether a premise is a Home Union Affiliated Club. Your Premises must be in the United Kingdom of Great Britain, including Northern Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man Discounted offer available against standard pricing. New 12 month minimum term applies.

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Melvyn Buzza - 22/05/2017 23:41:50:

Will the club be showing the Lions matches on the tour?