I had coffee with one of their development guys in the autumn and was shocked (but also impressed) as to how far they're going. It's not just direct support of the rugby, but he said they even partner with teachers to do drop-in sessions in things like maths lessons, doing some practical maths (I should have joked 'betting odds and the like?' but it was more stats, measurements, etc ... which is pretty cool. I've been kicking goals since school, but couldn't for the life of me tell you how long a kick is on a given angle.)Chuckles1188 wrote:They've put in a damn sight more effort into building a relationship with the city than CCFC have in my lifetime. Several players spend time at Broadstreet RFC, Coventry RFC have reported that the club were nothing but courteous to them from the beginning, they offered a bunch of free tickets to their games to schools around the city on first arriving and maintain dialogue with local schools, they have offered coaching resources to and got a good response from lots of local schools (and indeed one of them has switched from football to rugby as their main sports focus largely thanks to the superior support the club offer compared to their football counterparts), and they made a lot of overtures to local businesses upon first arriving and continue to be a common venue for business meetings. It's pretty tough to imagine how much more they could be doing.Keith wrote:Add the Coventry Wasps to that list.Chuckles1188 wrote:I can. He's talking out of his bottom if he's talking about all of them. Sarries are a bit soulless for sure but they're the exception rather than the ruleFloppykid wrote:No one can say he's wrong.
He was also saying that at events where they and Wuss were both in attendance, they put on a flashier show and had more visits (could be exaggerating a bit, but saw some pics that suggested truth).