WIN THE CHANCE TO TRAIN WITH RUGBY LEAGUE PROS AS DACIA #FLAIRPLAY RETURNS

  • Dacia’s nationwide grassroots skills competition returns for a second year
  • Entrants must add their own flair to a simple ‘flick and kick’ and impress the judges to win a training session with professional RFL players
  • Full details at dacia.co.uk/skills-showroom
  • Dacia has been a proud sponsor of the Rugby Football League since 2016

As the grassroots season gears up, Dacia, proud partner of the Rugby Football League, has announced the return of the Dacia #FlairPlay Awards. Dacia, with the help of star players Sam Tomkins and Kallum Watkins, is once again asking club Rugby League players up and down the country to share their most creative moves to be in with a chance of winning their community a training session with professional players and coaches.

This season, the judges – Tomkins and Watkins alongside Rugby League legends, Kevin Sinfield, Paul Sculthorpe and Kylie Leuluai – are asking players of all ages and abilities to show them their variation on a basic ‘flick and kick.’ Starting with the ball in a stationary position, entrants must flick it up and finish their move by kicking the ball away but where they will score points is by adding their own special flair to the move.

Anyone who thinks they have what it takes to impress the judges, has six weeks to upload their version of the ‘flick and kick’ to Dacia’s Facebook page or via Twitter or Instagram, tagging in @DaciaUK, to be in with a chance of winning. Anyone looking for creative inspiration can see how the professionals approached it when they were challenged by logging onto the Dacia Skills Showroom at www.dacia.co.uk/SkillShowroom, where the best entries will be hosted during the competition.

The winners, as chosen by Dacia’s esteemed panel of judges, will host a very special day for their club members and wider community with an open training session led by the players and coaches from one of the 12 Betfred Super League clubs and the England Performance Unit.

In addition to the professional players and coaches, Dacia will be providing each of the winning clubs with training equipment and auction items that will not only make sure that the training session is a massive success but also that the club can continue to encourage #FlairPlay for years to come.

Judge, Kallum Watkins said: “Last year’s entries were great but this year, we’ve set a relatively simple move and want to see how people make it their own. Some people might want to challenge themselves to land their kick on a small target, others might want to team up with their mates to get a relay going. The possibilities are pretty endless and I can’t wait to see the moves people come up with.”

Louise O’Sullivan, Head of Dacia UK, said: “We, and our judges, were astounded by the response and creativity we saw in last year’s #FlairPlay entries, whilst the final events we helped our winning clubs host were a great success seeing clubs raising all important funds as well as recruiting new players to their ranks. It was the perfect demonstration of our support for community rugby league and we’re looking forward to helping more clubs unlock new possibilities this season.”

Dacia offers spacious, robust and reliable cars all providing exceptional value for money. The Dacia range consists of the Sandero supermini, the Sandero Stepway, the Duster family SUV, the Logan MCV estate and crossover inspired Logan MCV Stepway.

Dacia has sold 5 million cars globally since the brand’s revival, with more than 120,000 Dacia vehicles sold in the UK over the last five years.

For further details on Dacia, please visit https://www.dacia.co.uk/skills-showroom

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About Dacia

Dacia has a long history associated with Renault, the French brand first working with Dacia plants in Romania in the 1960s, before acquiring them fully in 1999. The brand concept is simple: to shake up preconceived ideas. Dacia produces spacious, robust, high-quality vehicles of original design that are affordable for everybody.

Dacia vehicles offer exceptional value for money. Reliable and resistant, they embody the best of Renault expertise. Relaunched by parent company Groupe Renault in 2004, the Dacia range has been expanding constantly and buyers have a wide array of vehicles to choose from, ranging from Dacia Duster, a sporty all-terrain vehicle, to light commercial vehicles or family vehicles such as the Dacia Sandero and Dacia Logan MCV.  The concept continues to enjoy great success with over 5 million Dacias sold in Europe since the brand’s revival in 2004. 

Dacia launched in the UK in January 2013 and enjoyed the most successful start ever for a new car brand in the UK.  Dacia was one of only four out of 36 manufacturers to receive five-star reliability ratings in the 2017 Which? Car Survey, outperforming many well established and premium brands. The Dacia Sandero has been awarded the title of “Best Small Car under £12,000” by What Car? for six consecutive years (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013).  The New Dacia Logan MCV was named as Most Highly Rated Car at the 2017 Honest John Awards in 2017. More than 120,000 Dacia vehicles have been sold in the UK to date.

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