Help Fund Dundee Jutes Rugby Club

A Sports project Dundee, City of Dundee

Help Fund Dundee Jutes Rugby Club

Help us to part-fund the Dundee Jutes Rugby Club , an inclusive men's rugby team based in Dundee and covering the Tayside area.

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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 10:30pm 26th January 2017 Payment and personal details are protected

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Founded in 2016, the Dundee Jutes Rugby Club (DJRFC) represents a major step in bringing inclusive sports to urban and rural areas of Tayside. Whilst we are proud that two inclusive rugby teams exist within Scotland, and with many other clubs and organizations taking steps to tackle homophobia within sport, the demand for inclusive clubs still exists to allow individuals to play without fear of discrimination. DJRFC was formed to give individuals this opportunity and to create a supportive community whilst simultaneously promoting diversity within the area. Although we may be considered a gay men’s rugby club, we invite anyone to join regardless of orientation, experience and level of fitness – we only ask for an open mind to learn and to support team mates new to the sport.


Training at Forthill Sports Club, 29th November 2016

Training at Forthill Sports Club, 7th November 2016

Although relatively new, DJRFC has been the subject of conversation for many across the United Kingdom: be it individuals in the local area wanting to join or offer their support, or other teams in the UK giving us advice to establish our club, fundraising and even expressing excitement at a new (albeit in training) competitor. To date we have secured our coach and Forthill Sports Club as our training ground but, unfortunately, like a lot of new sports clubs we need a helping hand. Whilst we have some fundraising activities lined up for 2017, we are currently relying on the generosity of others to help us cover costs so we can hit the ground running. This will hopefully mean we can have the first few months of 2017 bringing our players up to match-level without having to worry about the financial side of keeping our club going. The initial costs we face are:

  •  Insurance – As per Scottish Rugby Union Regulation (SDR 23), clubs seeking to play must have the relevant insurance in place for players. This is usually offered by the SRU however as we secured training grounds and coaching after the September cut off we must now source this from a private insurance company. This insurance is to cover Catastrophic Injury to Players and Public Liability, without which we cannot fully “play” (but can partake in fitness training, etc) or arrange any fundraising events.
  • Kits  –  We have costed our kits at just over £5600. This comprises of jerseys, shorts and socks as part of a bundle deal as well as emblazoned dress shirts and ties for formal fundraisers and national events. This is a big cost for our first year but will cover kits for the 40 players we have registered so far and additional kits can be ordered for new members as needed.
    Proposed kit design and team colours
  • Equipment -Training equipment such as balls, rucking shields, tackle bags and accessories, with costs estimated at around £500

Our initial target is £3500 and any donations are welcome – whether it’s £2 or £20, any help would make a huge difference. Though this goal is less than the combined cost of the above items, we’re trying to raise as much as possible. Dundee Jutes RFC want to make rugby as accessible as possible and ideally rely on fundraisers and donations. With your help, we take a step forward in achieving this.  

 

Training at Forthill Sports Club, 29th November 2016

Team night out, 26th November 2016

From all the guys at Dundee Jutes Rugby Club, we thank you for your support and encouragement.