With sessions running throughout both days of the event, the Keynote Arena is the place to come and hear from legends of the game talk about their careers, the feeling of lifting the World Cup, the challenges of maintaining fitness and what it takes to improve your game.
It’s also the place you can come to get your burning questions answered from your rugby heroes.
With many more still to be announced, you can already hear from:
- Lawrence Dallaglio OBE – World Cup winner
- Maggie Alphonsi MBE – World Cup Winner
- James Haskell – British & Irish Lion and England International
- Sarah Hunter MBE – Captain of the Red Roses
- Jimmy Gopperth – Three-time Premiership golden boot and former player of the year
These sessions are free once you’re registered to attend the show and seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Our Skills Masterclasses are where you and your team can get a training session with a professional coach.
Is your club struggling with your scrum, your ball handling, line outs or kicking? Then take advantage of the opportunity to get a 45 min session with a professional on a premiership pitch. For free!
The full team pitch sessions will need to be booked in advance.
Jimmy G Kicking Academy
For those kickers aspiring to be the next golden boot, The Jimmy G Kicking Academy will be in place, with three-time premiership golden boot, former Premiership player of the year and current Wasps legend Jimmy Gopperth running the classes himself.
Jimmy will take practical sessions talking about the principals of kicking, before taking you through your paces kicking the ball.
These sessions are bound to be popular and will operate in groups. If you wish you book a private session during the show, this can be arranged for a small fee.
Every club has individual needs, but every club also has the same needs, the same equipment, services, the bar needs to be stocked. Club Class is a lounge for those members of your club responsible for the key purchases that keep your club running.
The Rugby Show wants to provide a platform for clubs to be able so speak to key suppliers and help you get better deals, allowing you to put more money into the playing side and encouraging membership and youth programmes.
The VIP Lounge
This is the area reserved for our professional player speakers and key guests…but it can also be open to you. If you become a show ambassador, then you receive a VIP pass, as part of your support. Check out the ambassador programme for me details
The VIP lounge will also be the location for signings and meet and greet sessions – dates and times for each player will be posted on the website closer to the show.
Injury Treatment Clinic
Have you had a niggling injury, or injury recovery issues? Have you either been stuck on a waiting list, or not got around to looking at dealing with a problem that’s impacting your game? The Injury Treatment Clinic is the place for you.
These are individual sessions run by healthcare professionals and sports injury specialists that can be booked as part of your visit. Each session is either 30 mins or an hour and take place in the Wasps treatment rooms.
This is your chance to get back on the road to recovery and to be treated in the same room that has seen the likes of Eliot Daly, Dan Robson, Willie LeRoux and many more come through its doors.
The Rugby Show Arms
Every club needs a decent bar to settle into and swap old war stories. Tales of the try where you ran the length of the pitch dragging three 18 stone forwards with you, or the last ditch tap tackle that most people at the time told you was the best they’d ever seen, the kind of stories that get further from the truth as the years pass by.
The central hub of The Rugby Show floor is just such a place. Come along, sit with friends, grab a beer in between trips to see skills, speakers and sportswear.
Advice and Product Theatre
This theatre is free to attend and will be providing advice and insights on some of the amazing products on display for you at The Rugby Show.
From injury recovery and prevention techniques, through to training and fitness, from the right training equipment, through to insurance and protecting your family. Theses brief sessions will be packed with useful information to help keep you at peak form and delivering both on and off the pitch.