The WRPA are pleased to announce today a new partnership launching with Vodafone Business. This new partnership comes after a successful partnership growth period for the WRPA, after securing valuable relationships with the likes of Bluestone Resort, All Sport Insurance and Wagamama.
Vodafone join the WRPA to offer an exclusive business discount to members while also opening the opportunities for players to have access to Vodafone’s V-Hub digital support platform. This support adds to the WRPA’s personal development service and engages WRPA members with Vodafone Business guidance sessions to enhance their business acumen through tailored courses.
Additionally, to further support current and former players business initiatives, Vodafone Business will award an annual grant to those players who best demonstrate tenacity, passion and determination in managing a small business or committing to their personal learning and development outside of the playing field.
Philippa Hearnden, Head of Business WRPA said: “We’re extremely delighted to welcome Vodafone Business as Official Partners of the WRPA. In a time where businesses have been facing long-term hardship and many have had to adapt to the current climate, it’s brilliant to see high-level business support being offered to our members venturing out as entrepreneurs. The support this partnership will provide our members at all levels in their business journeys will be hugely complementary to our Personal Development Programme. We look forward to working together further and would like to thank Vodafone for their support.”
Andrew Stevens, Head of Small Business, Vodafone UK said: “We are delighted to be expanding our network of partnerships within rugby with the inclusion of the Wales Rugby Players Association and Rugby Players Scotland. We look forward to working with each association to explore new and exciting ways we can support current and former players with their business ventures.”