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Rugby World Cup 2015

Hounslow will be welcoming the world as a proud host of Rugby World Cup 2015.  Ten of the tournament’s matches are being staged at Twickenham, the home of English rugby, which is on the borough’s doorstep.

Rugby World Cup 2015 is the third largest global sporting event. Between 18 September 2015 and 31 October there will be 48 games at 13 venues. More than two million fans in total will watch the matches in stadia across the country and in Cardiff, with an expected global TV audience of more than 4.2 billion.

Hounslow is looking forward to giving a warm welcome to the many hundreds of thousands of fans at Twickenham from around the world.

The borough is also hoping Rugby World Cup 2015 will encourage more local people to take up the sport. Rugby is already popular in Hounslow schools, but the council hopes the tournament will inspire more youngsters to get involved and join a local club as well.



How will Rugby World Cup 2015 affect your business?


Tuesday 7th July 2015, Holiday Inn, Brentford Lock

Session 1:   8am – 10am 

To find out more about the challenges and opportunities posed by Rugby World Cup 2015 this autumn,  Hounslow Council invites you to join us and speakers from England Rugby 2015, the RFU and the police  for an informative briefing and Q&A session.

Includes breakfast…

“As a local pub and restaurant, I found the Rugby World Cup business briefing really useful.  It was especially

helpful to find out about how the road closures will be different to a usual rugby day.  Plus it was good to hear

about the opportunities for businesses the Tournament offers.  Well worth getting up early for!”

– Adrianne Mead, Royal Oak Pub and Dining House

Click here to register and for more information as it is posted                      Click here for a list of FAQs about the Rugby World Cup 2015

Session 2:   10.30 am – 2pm 

High Quality Hospitality

Three specialist workshops, one free event!

(Please note this event follows immediately after the Rugby World Cup Business Briefing from 8-10am. 

All welcome, but please register separately here)

Hounslow’s proximity to Heathrow and links to central London put hospitality businesses like yours in a great position. This year’s Rugby World Cup will bring

thousands more people into the area, looking for somewhere to stay, eat or visit, and between them spending in excess of £10mn.

‘High Quality Hospitality’ will give you practical advice on how to set your hotel, B&B, visitor attraction, pub or restaurant apart in this hugely competitive market.

Learn from the experts how to attract customers, entice them to return and encourage them to share their positive experiences.

Workshops led by

  • Xav Anderson – Association of Town & City Management

          Digital High Street – Making the most of social media

  •  Heather Lishman – AA Inspector and Institute of Hospitality

          Quality Matters, Quality Succeeds, Quality Sells

  • Jackie McNerney – Greater London Authority

          Connect the dots and Amplify the Voice – your place in London’s marketing strategy

PLUS other great speakers, and a free lunch.  Book your place today!




Rugby themed events are going to be taking place across the UK in 2015 as the nation prepares to celebrate what will be a massive year for the game. Why not host an opening night party, or show a match on the big screen?  Make sure you register your event at where there are also lots of ideas on how you can get involved

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