Barton & District RUFC Covid Support

by Niall Hammond-Blackburn in Barrow Mere, England, United Kingdom

Barton & District RUFC Covid Support


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We want to ensure that Barton & District RUFC continues to be a stalwart of the local community despite the challenges of Covid-19

by Niall Hammond-Blackburn in Barrow Mere, England, United Kingdom

Who we are

Barton & District RUFC has been a member of the South Humberside area since it was founded in 1963. Throughout these years we've had senior men's teams and have worked closely with local businesses to ensure that everyone in the local area thrives. 


What do we do

Currently we have one senior men's team, and work closely with a local junior rugby league club to ensure that as many people can enjoy rugby as possible. 

We have close ties with a lot of the local businesses in the area, ranging from builders, private security, fabrication specialists and bar and restaurants. 

We also support non-contact forms of rugby through O2 Touch that is also available to the whole community and open to all ages and abilities. 

As a club we realise that the outbreak has had a huge impact on everyone's wellbeing and we couldn't wait to get the team back out onto the park to do some training, even if its under tight restrictions. 

We also can't wait to open up the Touch rugby sessions for the community again and to be able to see all the faces that we've missed this year. 


How has Covid-19 affected us

We've been lucky as a sports club that we've had financial reserves in place, even if they are minor to help keep the club ticking over, even though the clubs main income sources have been incredibly restricted. 

As a rugby club first and foremost we heavily rely on match day income to provide the vast majority of our funds to keep the club running. We also have had social events, both formal and parties, at our clubhouse that help subsidise match days but due to the lockdown restrictions and RFU guidance, we've been unable to host either of these since march this year. 

We currently have some financial reserves remaining but if the lockdown restrictions continue, and the planned cancellation of fixtures through until next August remain in place then some tough decisions may have to be made to ensure the future of the club. 

What will the money be used for

All donations will go towards helping the club in the following ways: 

  • Maintenance and upkeep of the community clubhouse
  • Maintenance and upkeep of the playing pitches
  • Supporting on going renovations of the main playing pitch
  • Repairing vandalism to the clubs facilities
  • Implementing any required steps to ensure a safe return to rugby for all players, staff and supporters
  • Supplementing match day income
  • Continuing to provide rugby in all forms for the local community.

Barton & District RUFC realises that it's is not just ourselves that are struggling in these trying times and greatly appreciate any and all donations that members of our local community can provide. We are greatly looking forward to hosting you all at our next home game, as soon as physically possible. 

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