RPA Announce Bubble Childcare As New Business Club Member

The Rugby Players Association (RPA) have today announced Bubble Childcare as a new Business Club Member, to become their Official Childcare Provider.

Bubble is the UK's number one childcare booking app and is trusted by over a hundred thousand parents. The app helps parents find flexible, in-home childcare. The sitters on the app are verified and parents can read reviews from other parents - all booking and payment is done via the app for a totally seamless experience.  

RPA members will receive free access to Bubble so they can book on-demand childcare whenever they need it.  There are hundreds of parents with young kids in the RPA community and childcare can be a real challenge. The partnership between the two organisations aims to create an authentic, honest, and relevant approach to parenting.

Chris Ashton, Leicester Tigers and former England winger, said: “It is great to hear that the RPA is partnering up with Bubble. As a parent, having access to childcare that you can trust is really important and this can prove challenging for some families, mine included. Being able to book flexible babysitters and nannies that have been recommended by other Bubble users myself, my teammates and other RPA members can get on with playing rugby without the added worry of sourcing childcare.”

Saracens Women and England Women player Marlie Packer said: “Life as a mum and a rugby player can be extremely busy – juggling raising a family around training and playing schedules does have its challenges. It’s reassuring therefore to know that through the RPA’s partnership with Bubble I can now gain access to verified babysitters and nannies via an easy-to-use app. Taking the stress out of finding reliable childcare is hugely positive for me and other parents across the game.”

Sarah Hesz, Chief Commercial Officer at Bubble said: “Bubble is thrilled to be working with the RPA, not just because our parent community is full of rugby fans, but because it's brilliant to see the progressive way they approach the welfare and happiness of their members.

We can't wait to help mums and dads, who happen to be professional rugby players, feel like they can achieve all they need to with access to the flexible childcare they need.”

Gaia Bursell, RPA Head of Commercial and Team England commented: “We are excited to be joining forces with Bubble as our Official Childcare Provider.  We strive to look after and improve the wellbeing of our members and their families, so to be able to offer an app like Bubble to those members who are parents is a huge positive. We are looking forward to working together and seeing this partnership develop.”

To find out more information on Bubble, please visit: https://joinbubble.com/ or download the app via the App Store https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/bubble-find-childcare-now/id1089980698 or via the Google Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tribo.bubbleapp.sitter&hl=en_GB&gl=US


About the Rugby Players Association (RPA)

The Rugby Players Association is the representative body and collective voice of professional rugby players in England. We represent more than 800 male and female current rugby players, as well as more than 400 former players.

It is our mission to support, promote and protect the interests of our members, from the moment they sign their first professional contracts, throughout their playing careers, and beyond as they embark on the next phase of their lives.

Our members enjoy a wide range of benefits, including: independent representation; legal advice; personal and professional development; playing insurance; education; confidential counselling; transition support; and much more. Members can also access the support of our official charity, Restart, in the event of serious illness, injury or hardship.

The RPA has also acted as the exclusive commercial representative of the England Team since 2004 and performs the following duties on behalf of Team England: Negotiation of the Elite Players Squad Contract, England and Saxons match fees, England team win bonuses and Image Rights payments with the RFU.

For more information about the Rugby Players Association, please visit www.theRPA.co.uk