The clubs crowdfunding their way to success

  • Up to 70 clubs are benefitting from NatWest RugbyForce crowdfunding partnership
  • Find out more about NatWest RugbyForce 
  • View the crowdfunding projects here 

As part of this year’s NatWest RugbyForce campaign, up to 70 clubs have been chosen to raise funds via Crowdfunder with the £750 being offered as a booster should they reach their target. 

EnglandRugby.com takes a closer look at some of this year’s campaigns. 

Pitch Perfect

With a thriving minis and juniors section as well as three girls teams, two women’s teams and four men’s teams, the vast rugby offering at Teddington RFC inevitably takes its toll on the club’s pitches. 

The London club is attempting to raise £3,000 towards their facilities and so far over 56 different donators have contributed, raising 75% of the target with 20 days left. 

“We need to keep improving our pitches to ensure the club is able to continue to develop and improve the standard of rugby across the seniors, ladies and youth sections,” says minis chairman James Olsen.

The club is offering rewards in return for donations including a prize draw for every person that donates £10.  

Ventnor building for success 

For Isle of Wight club Ventnor RFC, the last two years have been spent transforming their grounds and facilities including the installation of solar panels. 

The club is now focusing on the next stage of its development - the clubhouse. 

“The majority of this work has been completed through good will and sponsorship from local businesses,” says Nolan Winter. 

“However, it is now time to move onto the next stage of the project and work on the club house itself.

“This will not only make the clubhouse look more appealing but will also make the outside area more usable for functions and events. Furthermore, the upgraded lighting will aid winter training during the long cold nights.”

So far the club have raised £1,800 of their £2,000 target, you can help them reach their goal by clicking here. 

Girls rugby growing in Kettering

When several local girls expressed an interest in playing rugby at Kettering last year, the club decided to set up a team. 

Less than a year later and girls rugby has gone from strength to strength. Kettering now have two teams for U13s and U15s and are competing in matches and festivals. 

The next stage for Kettering is improving their facilities to allow the women’s and girls’ game to develop even more. 

They would like to turn an existing facility into an area for girls including changing room and showers. To find out more about their project click here. 

To view all of the campaigns and to find out more about the partnership, click here. 

 

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