England Rugby World Cup winner Neil Back is set to offer coaching support and advice to Hartlepool RFC at their NatWest RugbyForce weekend celebration.

Now in its fifth year, the community initiative run in partnership between NatWest and England Rugby aims to help clubs attract new members and to become stronger and more sustainable.

Throughout the year clubs from across the country have been applying for the chance to see Back join their NatWest RugbyForce celebrations, in addition to receiving benefits such as grant funding, club workshops and pitch maintenance sessions.

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Thanks to the club’s community focus and forward-thinking, Hartlepool will receive a grant of £500 along with the opportunity to work with the 2003 World Cup winner.

Back will offer knowledge and expertise, with a focus on senior rugby at Mayfield Park on Saturday. The club is encouraging members and volunteers from the local community to join in.