IRFU/Ulster Bank 'Your Club, Your Country' 2016 Grand Draw launched

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IRFU/Ulster Bank 'Your Club, Your Country' 2016 Grand Draw launched

Carrick-on-Shannon Rugby Club's Senior team in action during last season.

The details of the 2016 IRFU/Ulster Bank "Your Club, Your Country Grand Draw have been unveiled.

The Ulster Bank backed initiative allows Clubs to sell up to 1,000 tickets at €10 per ticket and retain 100% of the ticket sale revenue. The IRFU and its partners supply the prizes for the Your Club Your Country Grand Draw ensuring Clubs reap the maximum benefit from the fundraising scheme.

In 2015, the Your Club Your Country Grand Draw raised over €580,000 for the 137 participating Clubs. Registration is now open to Clubs for the 2016 Your Club Your Country Grand Draw.

Stephen Hilditch, President of the IRFU, commented, "The Your Club Your Country Grand Draw continues to assist the fundraising efforts of our Clubs. The support of the IRFU's partners and particularly Ulster Bank allows this initiative to continue to provide an important revenue stream for clubs and for that we are extremely grateful. I urge all clubs to take advantage of this excellent fund-raising opportunity."

Maeve McMahon, Director of Customer Experience and Products, Ulster Bank, said:

"Ulster Bank works hard to provide meaningful help to the communities we serve and this initiative does just that. It provides support for clubs at the very heart of communities around the country and helps them to invest in their facilities, grow their clubs and fulfil their ambitions. Ulster Bank provides help for what matters to our customers and we are proud to support the Your Club Your Country Draw.

Clubs can register for the Your Club Your Country Grand Draw by contacting the IRFU.  The draw will take place on December 19, and will be broadcast on Irish Rugby TV on www.irishrugby.ie.  

Once registered for the scheme Clubs will receive Your Club Your Country Grand Draw-packs from September 30, which will contain promotional posters and the all-important Grand Draw tickets. All sold and unsold tickets must be returned to the IRFU before 5pm on December 7.

2016 YOUR CLUB YOUR COUNTRY GRAND DRAW PRIZES:

1. Summer Tour in Japan June 2017 return flights, hotel accommodation, match tickets and spending allowance for two persons (compliments of Vodafone)

2. Win a €5,000 Holiday Holiday voucher worth up to €5,000 (compliments of Ulster Bank)

3. Italy v Ireland 2017 RBS 6 Nations VIP trip to Rome return flights, hotel accommodation, match tickets and spending allowance for two persons (compliments of Canterbury)

4. 2017 Galway Races VIP Package Corporate hospitality and overnight accommodation for two persons (compliments of Guinness)

5. Scotland v Ireland 2017 RBS 6 Nations VIP trip to Edinburgh return flights, hotel accommodation, match tickets and spending allowance for two persons (compliments of Volkswagen)

6. Experience Business Class Service with Aer Lingus Transatlantic business class return flights for two persons (compliments of Aer Lingus)

7. Wales v Ireland 2017 RBS 6 Nations VIP trip to Cardiff return flights, hotel accommodation, match tickets and spending allowance for two persons (compliments of The Hospitality Partnership)

8. State of the Art Home Entertainment System Flat screen TV and surround sound equipment to the value of €1500 (compliments of Aviva Home Insurance)

9. Ireland v France 2017 RBS 6 Nations VIP package in Aviva Stadium VIP package including official IRFU hospitality and match tickets for two persons (compliments of Eden Park)

10. Ireland v England 2017 RBS 6 Nations VIP package in Aviva Stadium VIP package including official IRFU hospitality and match tickets for two persons (compliments of Lucozade Sport)