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.
BROMLEY RFC IMPACT ON THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
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
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
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.
HOW THE FUNDS RAISED WILL BE SPENT
- 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.
BE PART OF THE HOME CROWD - CHECK OUT OUR REWARDS
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.
OUR FUTURE - WITH YOUR HELP
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 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