Changing Rooms for Changing Times

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Project by Dan Protherough

Changing Rooms for Changing Times

Dan Protherough profile

Project by Dan Protherough

We did it
On 23rd March 2021 we successfully raised £33,711 with 207 supporters in 57 days

To modernize the changing facilities so as a club we can offer greater opportunities to all sections of the local community.

New stretch target

With COVID-19 likely to be something that we learn to live with rather than eradicate completely it is important that the club is able to provide more covered seating areas outside, as even when lockdown finishes it is unlikely that people will be able to sit indoors except with their immediate family, certainly in the short term. This extra funding would allow the club to provide outside covered seating which will be very important to help keep the club sustainable. With limited numbers allowed inside having this extra provision will be vital to the well being of the club moving forward. The club would also like to provide more floodlit training space by putting new floodlights on the pitch out the back to help alleviate the pressure on the floodlit pitches at present. Currently the club has limited floodlit training space and these can become unplayable during the winter months due to overuse


The Club

Bromsgrove Rugby Club has served the local community for nearly 150 years. In that time it has helped to instill the values that rugby is famous for into a huge number of men and women both on and off the field. It currently runs 4 senior sides catering for all ages and abilities. The 1st XV compete in the Midland's Premier division which is the highest level of regional rugby before you enter the National Leagues. The Club also has a highly successful mini and junior section that has over 400 playing members from all sections of society. The Club holds the annual North Midland's U12's Festival as well as being the host for numerous North Midland's Seniors and Under 20 games in recent years. It also hosts the England Women's deaf team for training. 

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Community

The Club has played an important role during the COVID crisis within the local community raising over £2500 for NHS Charities Together as well as £1500 for the Harry Bennett Foundation. The generosity of it's members was also evident at Christmas where the club collected over 3000 presents for those less fortunate as part of the Let's Tackle Christmas Together campaign. 

The Project

This year the club had plans to develop and renovate the changing rooms. The current changing facilities are in need of serious modernization because currently there are six changing rooms connected to a single shower block. This means that it is impossible to have a mixture of men and women, or adults and children utilizing the facilities at the same time. Clearly this is very restrictive in modern society and for the club to grow and evolve it needs to be able to broaden it's base within the local community. 

The Plan

The Plan is to extend the clubhouse outwards which will allow the club to increase the size of at least 4 changing rooms as well as creating 2 self contained changing rooms with their own shower block. There will also be new physiotherapy facilities and a refurbished strength and conditioning space.

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How will these changes help?

For a number of years the club has wanted to start a women's and girls section however the club has been hampered by not being able to offer separate changing facilities. These improvements to the changing facilities will mean that the club will be able to offer a much wider offering both at weekends but also during the week to schools, colleges and charitable organisations.

Why the Need for Crowdfunding?

Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic the club's major fundraising activities over the summer were cancelled as well as Bonfire Night being cancelled in November. Therefore to make sure this project happens there is a need to raise additional funding. This funding will help the club build more accessible, better facilities for future generations and allow the club to grow in different directions.

Rehabilitation and Performance

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The new rehabilitation and performance centre will help the club provide better services for injured players. With strength and conditioning such an important part of a young players development these days, the new facilities will allow the club to  more effectively develop the 1st XV players of tomorrow.

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Thankyou for taking the time to read the above, hopefully it gives you a flavour of what the club is about and how important it is to the local community, if you would like to donate we will be very grateful whatever the size of the donation.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

BUY A BRICK SCHEME

Your name will be inscribed on a stylish brick as part of club funding wall as a permanent reminder of the support you have given to the club.

£10 or more

Boars Big Burpee Challenge

The Club are setting themselves the challenge of bouncing back in style in 2021 in January 2021. The idea being that people sign up and take part in a fantastic fitness initiative that can be completed individually, as a family and/or as an age group.

£10 or more

Budgy Smuggler's Car Wash

Senior Squad Players will don their budgy smugglers and give your car a good clean while you wait and watch! Due to Covid and the weather this is likely to be in April!!!

£10 or more

19 of 90 claimed

PE with Ed

1st XV Captain, and Head of P.E at Parkside Middle School, Ed Spalding will lead 4 live Physical Education sessions on a Wednesday, starting on the 3rd February.

£10 or more

3 of 50 claimed

WAX JACK MAC

The clue is in the title!!! Hardy some would say foolhardy Jack Mac has agreed to be waxed live on zoom for the cause!!!! We've estimated it will take 50 waxing strips to get rid of his rug!!! Once all 50 are sold this will take place LIVE on ZOOM!!!!

£20 or more

Coach Development Evening

Director of Rugby Dan Protherough and 1st XV Player Coaches Will Harris and Tom Fidler will deliver an evening of CPD for any coach within the mini and junior section of the club. The evening will encompass different aspects of rugby development from coaching philosophy to practical coaching solutions.

£25 or more

11 of 60 claimed

British & Irish Lions v South Africa

Come soak up the atmosphere and watch the British & Irish Lions take on the Springbok's at Finstall Park. Enjoy the amazing hospitality at the club with a fantastic 3 course meal whilst watching the biggest draw in rugby on the biggest screen in Bromsgrove.

£30 or more

1 of 50 claimed

Easter Multi Sport Camp 13th & 14th April

During the Easter Holidays Senior Squad coaches and players will deliver 2 days of first class sporting development. Whilst the camp will be predominantly rugby we will also be offering multi-sport elements to fit in with government guidelines with regard to COVID-19. Dates: 13th & 14th April

£30 or more

0 of 60 claimed

Ascott's Take Over

Enjoy a fantastic 3 course meal from local restauranteur Ben Ascott at Finstall Park. Obviously with the current restrictions we are unable to commit to an exact date and therefore anyone who books and can't make it will be refunded.

£40 or more

Player's Pledge

This pledge entitles the player to full membership along with their name on a personalized brick or their name on a large brick with 3 other players. If you wish to pay in one go then please select the relevant reward and add the remaining amount as a donation.

£60 or more

Senior Playing Membership

As the 2020/21 season has been curtailed so drastically we would like all senior players to make a donation to help us improve the quality of the changing facilities at the club. The renovation is a major project and will include increasing the size of the changing room, putting in changing rooms with dedicated showers which will allow the club to develop a women's and girls section, and increasing the quality of the showers for general use.

£70 or more

Vice President Membership

Pledge your Vice President membership to helping secure better changing facilities for all whilst still benefiting from all the normal membership benefits.

£100 or more

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1st XV Coaching Session

One of the senior coaches or players will come and deliver a first class coaching session for an age group of your choice within the Mini & Junior Section.

£100 or more

Bronze Pledge

Brick on Funding Wall, Family Ticket for Bonfire Night, 2 Tickets to any 1st XV Pre-Match Lunch.

£120 or more

0 of 1 claimed

4 Sessions from the Movement Physio

In need of some physiotherapy? Current 1st XV Player Coach Will Harris has kindly donated 4 free sessions to our crowdfunding appeal.

£125 or more

Player Sponsorship

With the 2020/1 season drastically reduced due to COVID we are offering the chance to sponsor a player at a much reduced rate. Many of our players have been badly effected by COVID therefore we are offering a reduced player sponsorship where the company will still receive recognition on the website and the player will still have his club membership paid.

£200 or more

Sponsorship

Any company that pledges £100 or more with receive recognition on all of our social media outlets as well as info to all members.

£250 or more

Silver Pledge

Brick on Funding Wall, Family Ticket for Bonfire Night, Table of 10 at any 1st XV Game of Choice next season.

£500 or more

Gold Pledge

A Triple Brick on the Funding Wall, A Family Ticket for Bonfire Night, A Table of 10 at a 1st XV game of your choice. 2 tickets to the next Sportsman's Lunch (date to be confirmed)

£1,000 or more

0 of 100 claimed

20 year social membership

A donation of £1000 will entitle the giver to life time membership of the club

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