Australian grassroots rugby receives funding boost

Australian grassroots rugby has received a significant funding boost with BMW signing on as the naming rights sponsor for the ARU's Pathway to Gold program. The Pathway to Gold Program is the national Talent Pathways model that is designed to strengthen Australian Rugby across every format of the game for both men and women. The deal is the first of its kind in Australian rugby and will see BMW become the naming rights sponsor of the Junior Gold Cup, Australian Schoolboys and Australian U20's side. The announcement is particularly important for the Junior Gold Cup, the ARU's national U15's and U17's competition. “This is the first time in our sport that we’ve formed a partnership that encompasses our entire Pathways program and we are privileged to have the support of one of the world’s great international brands behind the young men and women who will one day represent the Wallabies and our Sevens teams," ARU CEO Bill Pulver said today. “As the driving force behind the Wa
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