Burton Rugby Club making up for lost opportunities

by Burton Rugby Football Club in Burton On Trent, England, United Kingdom

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by Burton Rugby Football Club in Burton On Trent, England, United Kingdom

This was a test - please do not donate via this site to Burton Rugby Club

This was a test - please do not donate via this site to Burton Rugby Club

Burton Rugby Football Club has been providing opportunities for children & adults in the local area to participate in rugby for over 150 years. At the latest count, we had 650 players from 3 yrs old through to senior players, boys and girls, ladies and men.

We also have a 50 strong Young Ambassadors group which is one of the largest of its kind in the country. The Young Ambassadors volunteer to help out the Club and their local community.

This season

The 2020/21 season has been one of the club's biggest challenges and one of the most difficult in our history. These have been unprecedented times but together, we are stronger, and the response from our members has been fantastic when asked to help out. 

This fundraising campaign will help the local community come together in many ways. We need your financial support to help us through this challenging period as a result of the impacts of COVID 19. 

Our philosophy

Our philosophy is to provide a fun & safe environment for players of all ages to learn & play rugby with the added benefit of socialising with each other afterward, creating lifelong memories & friendships. 

We also want to be a central pillar for the community where businesses & individuals can get involved and enjoy all the benefits of bringing people together. We are a non-profit making community facility that will be open to all. Whilst supporting rugby is the core of what we're about, we have local football teams playing on-site from the Burton Junior Football League and we also have plans for cricket to follow, then tennis and also netball. 

1618264505_img_1912_(1).jpgWith this in mind, we made the courageous decision in 2020 to relocate after 150 yrs at our inner town venue, Peel Croft.

We're moving to a1618265463_image3.jpeg new larger site on the edge of Burton on Trent which we have named Battlestead Croft. This move will enable us to provide a much more family orientated facility where everything will be at one location.

Funding Streams impacted

Our usual funding streams have all been affected, as have the whole community in Burton throughout this pandemic. Burton RUFC is seeking to raise money to save the club from the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and improve the facilities at the new ground.

We would normally run 5 large events across the year which are open to Members and the local Community; 

  • A Sportsman's dinner
  • Ladies Day
  • Community Music Festival
  • Touch Rugby Festival 
  • & our Community Summer Fete. 

These events usually have attendees from across the local area with many local businesses involved.  None of this has been possible in the last 12 months as we have had to cancel events multiple times. In total, with the other regular income-generating events also being impacted, the Club is circa £30,000+ down on its usual income.

What will the funds be used for?

We're currently preparing the new site which includes the new Club House. We want to be able to support other sports in addition to rugby; football, cricket, tennis and netball as well as being a local park run venue.

A ground of such size will need constant maintenance so in order to support this, the Club needs to build a bespoke plant and maintenance building. The funds for this need to be found urgently in order to house all the equipment securely that will be needed to maintain our c34 acre site. 

In addition to this, our temporary buildings have been broken into three times now which has resulted in essential equipment being stolen, so it's vitally important that we get a secure building in place quickly to house the replaced lost equipment.

As a result of the lost revenue and equipment, we are at risk of not being in the financial position to be able to finish the overall project and be ready for the 2021/22 season which starts in August, which would be devastating to the Club and Community.

We want everyone in the local area to be able to hold business meetings, wedding receptions & parties as well as other local clubs to host meetings and their own fundraising events so we need the site to be ready and well maintained. When the facilities are ready we will be a hub for the local community and we need your help to deliver this goal.

How else are we looking to raise money?

To help support this campaign we're also offering rewards to Supporters, Members & the local Community to 'be part of it' by: 

  • Having their names engraved in stone on the bridge as they enter the ground
  • Own their own tree in the Battlestead Wood 
  • Sponsor a fabulous bench overlooking the 1st Team pitch. 

Thanks for your support, it means a whole lot to everyone involved in the club.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£125 or more

0 of 320 claimed

Buy a Brick

Have your name engraved in stone on the wall on the bridge as you enter the ground.

£250 or more

0 of 40 claimed

Buy a Tree

Have a mature tree planted in our new 'Battlestead Wood' at the new Croft.

£1,500 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Buy a Bench

Have a 5 seater teak bench at Battlestead Croft overlooking the 1st Team pitch.

Let's make 'Burton Rugby Club making up for lost opportunities' happen

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