1) Who are Zurich (financial and rugby)?
Zurich is one of the country’s biggest financial services companies. It provides investments, insurance, pensions and mortgages to millions of people and companies in the UK and around the world. Its recent advertising campaign featured flying pigs.
It has also been Rugby Union’s English Premiership sponsors for the last three years and involved in other major rugby competitions such as the Heineken Cup and the last British and Irish Lions tour.
2) What do I get from being a member?
Lots. You’ll be able to enter many amazing competitions that allow you to get closer to rugby such as a trip to Australia and New Zealand to see England’s summer tour, match tickets to Premiership games, and the end of season dinner. A tour of Twickenham with Clive Woodward and a chance to present the player of the month awards.
You’ll also get sent all the latest rugby news and competitions directly via a desktop ‘Martin Bayfield ‘ who’ll tell you about all the latest competitions and events too.
3) How do I enter competitions?
Through this website, or via the desktop ‘Bayfs’ which you can download from the site or from the CD that was part of your membership pack.
4) How do I get news and club updates?
You’ll get sent all the latest rugby news and competitions directly via desktop ‘Bayfs‘. This can be tailored so you only receive information on your clubs Premiership news.
There will also be unique features and interviews here on the. If you have not got ‘Bayfs’ on your PC you can be sent all this news via e-mail or download him from the website.
5) Who is Martin Bayfield?
Martin was an England International and Northampton rugby player.
6) What is my card for?
It’s initially a way of showing your membership details so you can reference it when contact us or entering competitions. However, as the club progresses through the year there will be event which may require you to take your card with you to access members areas or enter other competitions. Please sign it and keep it safe.
7) Do I need to be on-line?
Yes. The news, reviews, competitions and offers are delivered either via the desktop ‘Bayfs’, e-mail or on the website. The frequency of the news and competitions means that we can’t keep to up-to-date as often as you need to be via any other method. You can always log onto the site’s members area from any PC though
8) What if my details change?
You can change or update your details on the website by following the link for 'Change Profile' on the sub-navigation or by clicking here. Using your membership number you will be able to access a secure and dedicated site area where you can change your e-mail address, addresss etc. If you lose your membership number you can e-mail us via the members area login page.
9) Why are Zurich doing this?
Zurich’s involvement in rugby has always been about championing the sport and encouraging everyone to enjoy and get the most out of it. Our involvement and contacts in the game allow us to offer some amazing prizes and provide regular news about rugby.
Forming the club enables us to provide a large group of rugby fans with a way of getting closer to the game that only a large sponsor could do. It also allows us to build a positive and regular dialogue with fans as our involvement with the sport as a sponsor has usually been at distance which does not allow us to communicate all the things that we can offer as a sponsor of rugby.
10) When does it expire?
The club will run as long as we are sponsoring rugby and as our commitment to the sport is set to continue for many years to come as the sport grows and develops, the club will continue to bring all the latest news and exciting events and competitions to members.
11) Can I get news on non-English Premiership clubs?
You can get only get news on Premiership clubs and the England team at present, though this may change as the club grows. We will keep you informed of any developments.