Today we are pleased to announce that we can now proudly call ourselves National League Rugby.

Following a general meeting to rebrand levels 3 and 4, our name change was officially approved by the RFU Council on Friday afternoon.

With our levels of the game slowly coming back to life, the re-naming encapsulates a fresh and positive outlook for National League Rugby and gives our fantastic divisions the profile and identity they deserve.

So why are we changing?

“It has always been National League Rugby run by the NCA,” explains National League Rugby chairman John Inverdale.

“For people who are not involved in the microscopic detail of the running of the sport, that is a very hard concept to get your head around. National League Rugby will administer the National Leagues – that is very simple!

“From a branding point of view, from a marketing point of view and more importantly an identity point of view, people will understand what our fantastic leagues are and what they can offer.

“The 15 months of the pandemic has given people a chance to reset and reassess and we have done that at levels 3 and 4 as well. We think this is a time to kick on in terms of letting people know what a great brand we have.

“The message is clear – National League Rugby will represent the clubs that play in the National Leagues.”

As mentioned, the introduction of the National League Rugby name came after consultation with our member clubs and the rebranding was unanimously approved by them.

In the coming weeks, we will also be unveiling a new logo and updating our website in due course + please keep your eyes peeled for an exciting new addition to National League Rugby for the 2021/22 season!

It promises to be an exciting one!