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Dacia launches ‘A Hero’s Journey’ in latest Rugby League activation

Dacia has launched a content series in partnership with Hearst and The Telegraph, featuring three Rugby League heroes from the Great Britain, England Women and England Wheelchair teams.

Georgia Roche, the Castleford and England stand-off who was crowned the first Woman of Steel in 2018 – an award which has been sponsored by the Telegraph for 2019 – is the first subject, as featured on Telegraph Online https://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-league/stories/georgia-roche-making-of-woman-of-steel/.

She will be followed by the Leeds Rhinos and England Wheelchair star James Simpson, and the St Helens prop Alex Walmsley, who is hoping to make his Great Britain debut on the Rugby League Lions tour of New Zealand and Papua New Guinea this autumn.

Dacia are the principal sponsors of England and Great Britain, and the three-part series is the latest in their Rugby League sponsorship activations, secured and developed by partnerships agency Fuse.

The videos, created by Hearst, tell the stories of different heroes within Rugby League and the values they hold, establishing Dacia and Rugby League’s shared values: down to earth, honest and no-nonsense.

From using rugby as a tool to deal with mental health and speaking up, to not letting disability stop you from becoming your best self, to becoming a Woman of Steel before you even turn 18, the in-depth profile pieces showcase how Rugby League is so much more than a sport to the three players, demonstrating the epic journeys they’ve been on.

The series will be pushed out across Hearst’s Women’s Health and Men’s Health networks as well as the Telegraph Online, where it will be supported by digital and print editorial. It will be released around key England and GB Rugby League Lions moments, and aims to reach new audiences beyond hardcore rugby fans and the grassroots network.

Adam Wood, Marketing Director, Renault UK & Ire, said:

“Dacia and Rugby League are the perfect fit: both share the same honest, down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach, and we are excited to communicate these values to a new audience through our partnership with Hearst UK and the Telegraph. It is an exciting time to be involved in the sport as the 2021 World Cup approaches, and we will continue to use our unique platform as England and Great Britain Lions partner to connect with new fans.”

Louise Johnson, CEO, Fuse said:

“Dacia has been a principal partner of the Rugby League for four years and over this time has built a strong affinity with rugby fans, this partnership will drive new fans of not only Rugby League, but Dacia too.”

Alun Williams, Managing Director, Men’s Lifestyle and Health & Fitness, said:

“We’re delighted to be working with Dacia around their Rugby League partnership. Men’s Health and Women’s Health are very much about empowering our sport-enthusiast audiences to achieve their goals – whatever their challenges or backgrounds – so we see a great alignment here between our brand values and those of this campaign.”

Nick Green, Head of Telegraph Sport Sponsorship, added:

“At the Telegraph, we pride ourselves on the breadth of our sports offering and we are delighted to partner with Dacia to help tell the story of these Rugby League heroes as well as the historic GB Lions tour of New Zealand and Papua New Guinea this Autumn.”


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SINCE Covid-19 caused us to temporarily abandon door-to-door CLUB CASH lottery collections last Spring there’s never been a better time to come on board and help Roughyeds to get through these hugely challenging times.

Why? The £500-a-week rollover jackpot is back — not only that there are now TWO £50 prizes and TWO £25 prizes in addition to the first prize of £1,000, a second prize of £100 and ten consolation prizes of £10.

But the return of the jackpot is the big lottery news. It’s back this week and it’s been won first time out, so next week’s jackpot is again £500 but if nobody touches lucky it will go up to £1,000 the following week and increase by £500 a week, if not won, to a maximum of £10,000.

We have seriously missed the regular income from collections on the doorstep, but we cannot thank too much those supporters who have got behind the club in these unprecedented times of hardship by keeping their Club Cash memberships going or, indeed, by joining for the first time, knowing that for £1 a week they can help the club to combat Covid and prepare with confidence for the challenges of Betfred Championship rugby in 2021.

You can send a cheque to cover a set number of weeks; take out a bank standing order — our preferred option; complete a bank transfer; or pay for several weeks up front by credit or debit card.

You can download a standing order form by clicking on the link at the end of this news release and following the instructions or you can contact our Club Cash administrator John McAndrew (tel: 07980 129541; email: mcandrewj@aol.com) or speak to the club direct on 07904 898177 or email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

The easiest way, though, is to download a standing order form below. The latest prize updates are shown on the form as follows (all for £1): £1,000, £100, £50 (2), £25 (2), a number of £10 consolation prizes and the £500-a-week rollover jackpot.

Best of luck!

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