Updated: Jan 13, 2021
73 Media are delighted to have been shortlisted for two EN Awards 2020; Best Virtual Event and Best Covid Lockdown Fundraising Initiative. The Virtual Rugby Show was born as a result of Covid, originally planned as a 2 day in-person event to be held at the Ricoh, our plans quickly changed.
We saw an opportunity to do something different, bring sporting legends together with fans in their own homes, to celebrate a game and a community people were missing. We brought together international sporting legends, current premiership players, instrumental figures from the game through to grassroots representatives over 3 days to take part in Q&A’s, interviews, panel discussions, fitness classes, advice sessions and even a live cooking lesson!
Thousands of visitors joined 63 speakers across the weekend including; Sir Clive Woodward OBE, Lawrence Dallaglio OBE, Ben Kay, Joe Marler, Brian Driscoll, Chris Robshaw, Sam Warburton, Martin Johnson CBE, Phil Vickery, Maggie Alphonsi MBE, Rachel Burford, Sarah Hunter, Nigel Owens MBE.
The Virtual Rugby Show was run in partnership with Dallaglio RugbyWorks and we raised valuable funds for the charity which was hit hard by the stop in play caused by Covid.
“The virtual Rugby Show was a great initiative, turning a postponed in-person event into a virtual community gathering to come together, to celebrate the game and raise valuable donations, awareness and new connections for Dallaglio RugbyWorks – A charity dedicated to helping disadvantaged young people across the UK.”
Lawrence Dallaglio, OBE and Founder of Dallaglio RugbyWorks
“We are incredibly proud to have been nominated for our first EN Awards this year, in a year when at points I wondered if we would run any events! It makes it all the more enjoyable to know that through this event we brought people together who were missing a community and the gam and in doing so also raised valuable funds for a brilliant charity.”
Ed Tranter, 73 Media