The prizes were awarded to clubs who demonstrated how winning the training session and equipment would benefit the development of the club. The judges were impressed by Upton upon Severn's community spirit and resilience to fight through the floods that devastated the region in 2007. The commitment and enthusiasm of the members to re-establish the club also shone through.
The training session provided the Upton upon Severn RFC senior squad with the rare opportunity to learn from professionals and pick up specialist advice on core rugby skills and game play.
Rob Heeley, Secretary of Upton upon Severn RFC said:" The training session taken by the Worcester players was a great success as our team got the opportunity to develop a number of new skills. Hopefully this will greatly benefit the squad as the season reaches its climax. We are very grateful to QBE for this fantastic experience and the new training equipment."
Alex Grove, Worcester Warriors centre, said: "I think that QBE Rugby Pro is a fantastic initiative and it is great to be able to give something back to the grassroots game. It has been fun working with Upton upon Severn and I hope that the access to professional players and coaches during the specialist training today will inspire them further."
QBE Rugby Pro is part of the business insurer's commitment to the development of rugby. For more information on the winning clubs and further details on QBE Rugby Pro visit www.qberugby.com.