Bromley Rugby FC - COVID19 Securing the Legacy

by Kevin Holland in Bromley, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 25th August 2020 we successfully raised £20,825 ( + est. £2053.25 Gift Aid ) with 149 supporters in 39 days

BRFC needs to bridge the interruption to our finances caused by the COVID19 crisis to continue to support the children and adults of Bromley

by Kevin Holland in Bromley, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Clubhouse and pitch maintenance can be carried out. We can also go ahead with other projects such as the free of charge Womens Weekly Workout at the club on Wednesday from September for 32 weeks. 

Since 1886 we have welcomed young and old to our club as players, coaches and spectators, in order that the people of Bromley can enjoy a sense of community and club spirit. 

As a government registered Community Amateur Sports Club we are open to all, for all.  The club's aim is that each and every player, coach and spectator is committed to the RFU Core Values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship.


As we are a community club we aim to make a positive impact on the local community. We have supported many good causes over the years, for instance our on going relationship, fund raising and hosting of matches for England Deaf Rugby Union ("EDRU") and the same day response of a donation to the A&E staff at the Princess Royal University Hospital ("PRUH") during the recent pandemic. Please check out the testimonials below from the PRUH and EDRU. The Club's Annual Charity Bike Ride is now in its 26th year having raised £175,000 for many local charity organisations.


The Haka performed by New Zealand Deaf RU ahead of a match against Bromley RFC


COVID19 has brought a halt to our club and income since March 21st. Our community hall has not held a function since March and our bar is now opened on a restricted basis. The latest fundraising event to be cancelled, which is also our biggest summer fundraiser, is the 2020 Annual Warman Beer Festival due to be held over August bank holiday weekend. 

This interruption in income seriously jeopardises planned maintenance scheduled for the coming months and many other planned events.


- The new Womens Weekly Workout commencing at the club from September 2020.  The Workout will be a 32 week rugby based fitness programme and should boost the number of Women playing rugby at the Club (free to NHS workers  and advertised in our local PRU Hospital Wellbeing Hub). 

- There will be added costs due to additional safety measures emanating from the impact of COVID19 to ensure the safe participation of visitors, supporters and players alike.

- We need a new scrum machine suitable for women, seniors and juniors. 

- We also need to improve the surface of the much neglected carpark and club entrance to create better hazard free year-round accessibility, especially for the local groups who use the community club hall during the week.




We are calling on our members, players, ex-players & supporters of Bromley RFC, as well as our friends and the people of Bromley to help us bridge our financial issues with an immediate call for funds. 

We appreciate that this is a big ask during these difficult times for individuals, families and businesses. As we come out of this crisis, community sports clubs such as Bromley RFC will be needed to provide much needed human connection and interaction to support their wellbeing. 

This is why the crowdfunding campaign has been launched.  Our target is that we raise £20,000 in 5 weeks which will be greatly helped if we are successful in our application for match funding to the Sport England's Extra Funding Scheme during the COVID19 crisis.

To recognise the people and companies who donate to the club at these unprecedented times we have included a range of rewards and offers.


This is the first time in our lives that the doors to the clubhouse have remained closed during the season.  As we come out of COVID19 and re-open the club, with your support from this crowd funding campaign, Bromley’s rugby club will be able to continue to provide the Bromley community the sporting opportunities to grow within a friendly, active and fun team environment.

Thank you in advance for your support.

The club would like to thank the local Hayes based businesses Ortaggi Ltd a fresh fruit and vegetable delivery service, Antonios Male Hair & Grooming, Panagua Bikes and Blooms & Candy Flower Studio for donating rewards to support this fundraising effort. Please support these local businesses as they have supported our club.



"We truly appreciate your support & would like to extend our thanks to all at Bromley Rugby Club."

Site Chief Executive Princess Royal University Hospital, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

"England Deaf RU are proud of our collaboration with Bromley Rugby Club over many years.  Bromley has hosted many matches and raised funds for us. You deserve to reach your target and best wishes with this crowdfunding initiative, your future and our continued association. A true community club."

Richard Austin Hon Secretary England Deaf Rugby Union



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

£50 Reward become part of "The Home Crowd"

Elect to have your face, name or company logo displayed on a new Home Crowd board placed along the perimeter of the main pitch. You will then be part of "The Home Crowd" and literally get behind the team.

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Ortaggi Limited is a fresh fruit and vegetable delivery service, delivering produce from Spitalfields Market to your doorstep overnight. If you donate £15 and you choose this reward you will receive 10% discount from the price of a medium or large household bundle with no delivery charge. Press the rewards button & await further instruction. Please check their website for other superb produce delivered to your door.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Antonios Male Hair & Grooming - Established 1995 - traditional & latest haircutting and styling techniques. Open 7 days a week and based at Station Approach Hayes. If you donate £20 and you chose this reward you will receive 20% discount off the price of your hair cut or other treatment. Please press this rewards button and await instructions to claim this reward. Check out their website for full services

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Blooms & Candy Flower Studio 20% discount voucher for donations of £25. The Flower Studio is based at 27 Station Approach Hayes and offers a fresh approach to bouquets, arrangements, plants, hampers, luxury chocolates & candles. The vouchers will be distributed after this crowdfunding campaign closes August month end and must be used in store. Visit the website to view the full range and unique style of Blooms & Candy

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Not only can elect to have your face, name or company logo displayed on the new Home Crowd board placed along the perimeter of the main pitch but you or your company will receive 10% discount off future sponsorship opportunities at the Club.

£200 or more

1 of 8 claimed

£200 Reward

"Home Crowd" Squad Photograph - A squad of 20 can purchase 17" by 10" space on the Home Crowd board to display your squad photograph. The squad will be part of the Home Crowd and will literally get behind the team.

£300 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£300 Reward

"Home Crowd" Squad Photograph. A squad of 30 can purchase a space of 26" by 10" on the Home Crowd board to display your squad photograph. Your squad will be part of the Home Crowd and literally get behind the team.

£600 or more

£600 Reward

Company logo or name and message on a dedicated advertising board measuring 8 ft by 2 ft on the perimeter railings around the main pitch showing your support for the club. You will also be part of The Home Crowd with your photo, name or company logo displayed on the new Home Crowd board placed alongside the main pitch.

£5,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£5,000 Reward

Not only will your company logo feature on the new "The Home Crowd" pitch side board but will also be placed on the front of the 1XV shirts & a dedicated pitch side advertising boards 8 ft x 2 ft. A full page advert for your company will appear in the annual fixture card, BRFC website & facebook page. You will also receive an invitation for two to attend all pre match VP Luncheons throughout the season FoC.

£70 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£70 Reward

Panagua Bikes 50 Hayes Street, Bromley BR2 7LD offer one donor of £70 a full free service of your bike - usual cost £50. Panagua Bikes offer a full range of Road, Mountain & Customs Build bikes. The shop stocks components, GPS & power meters, wheels & tyres, accessories & lights, shoes and clothing. The workshop offers service & repair and a bike rescue service! Their website for full list of services & products on offer.

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