Coventrians RFC
We did it
On 16th June 2020 we successfully raised £12,675 with 104 supporters in 41 days

The aim of the crowdfunding is to improve the facilities at the club and help the club to cover expected expenditures over the coming months

by Michael Douglas in Coventry, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Extra funds will allow for us to improve the facilities further and also help us to support our teams with more outdoor training equipment in the likelihood that we will face challenges from a social distancing perspective. It will also allow us to cover part of the lost income and help with covering of outgoings. 


Now this is a story all about...

Coventrians RFC was founded in 1921, over those years we have faced many challenges as a club and as a family in and out of rugby. The club has lost valued friends too soon and overcome times of hardship.

 

Currently....

As we approach our 100 years anniversary we are proud to have a great structure to build upon. The team put in some really solid performances last season and were disappointed not to play it out - we have had some new blood and lost some players due to long term injuries. We continue to have a growing Mini & Junior section, Touch Rugby Club and we welcomed Coventry's first Inclusive LGBTQ+ in Coventry Corsairs - who are also operating a Ladies team. We continue to home the bowls and of course the football teams.

The impact of Covid 

We have all been impacted over the last few months - the rugby team were I a strong league position with two cup finals to play so we will have to start again. We have not been able to meet up and only really been able to help our most vulnerable via shopping and facetime contact. We've loaned equipment out to help those struggling to stay active during this time and we now have a slow return with so much anxiety as to what is to come. We've missed being able to connect and provide a bit of downtime to the parents for our mini's and lost out on the club's income from end of season presentations and celebrations. We are a family and we will be back together when it is safe to do so and look to rebuild. If you do have any concerns the door is always open and you can contact us at coventriansrfc@outlook.com    

Why do we need your support?

As you can imagine the Covid pandemic puts pressure on our facilities - which is something we plan for each year so we can make it work. Unfortunately this year we have lost out on a big percentage of out income and as such we would ask out members and the wider community to help us continue to keep the high standards we have reached. 

Where is your money going?

The club is focusing on improving the changing facilities for our Mini's and LGBTQ+ teams, the outdoor area to help with social distancing, improving the offering for our supporters in the function area but also allowing improved social distancing over the coming months to allow for as many of the club and wider community to get back some form of normality and start to rebuild their physical and mental health safely.

Who is it for?

Our main use of the funds will be to fit more showers, privacy screens and improve the social space at the club t be able to increase the revenue at the club which will in turn be re-invested. We're proud to be part of the local community and space will be revamped into an area for more varied events for all to access - we've ran many charity events to date but we will continue to offer the hire or the venue for free to those who need it most.  

How do you know we did what we said we would?

Our development is being photographed and shared on all o our social media channels but we would welcome you all to come and join us when it is once again safer to do so. 

And lastly....

Thank you from everyone at the club for your help and support.

We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see Crowdfunder's Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

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Thank you

Pledge £50 - we can't offer much other than our thanks but rest assured you will be recognized in out thank you messages and the club President will buy you a drink on your next visit to the club.

£30 or more

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Box of Brownies - by Chanell

One not to be missed - local brownie maker Chanell is offering up a box of her delicious Brownies for a pledge of £30!! You can choose from her menu so we will be in touch with the details

£40 or more

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Mortgage consultation

Leam Financial Services are donating a full mortgage consultation or free with a pledge of £40

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10% off at Bradshaw Carpets

For a pledge of £50 Bradshaw Carpets will offer 10% off your order

£90 or more

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Celebration Cake

Got an upcoming celebration? Local cake maker is offering to make a cake to your choosing from her wide (and delicious) range of cakes. A real centrepiece tailored to your requirements

£100 or more

Recognition Wall

Pledge £100 today and we'll reward you with a complimentary brick on the recognition wall planned for the upcoming anniversary

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Business Logo

Local graphic designer Luke will revamp your business logo or Facebook graphics for free with a pledge of £100 - worth over £250!!!

£100 or more

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Club stash

Pledge £100 and receive some Webb Ellis club stash of your choosing

£200 or more

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Centenary Shirt

Pledge £200 and receive a Centenary Adult Playing Shirt of your size and number choice

£400 or more

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Match balls

Pledge £400 today and you can have your company logo on the match balls for 2020-2021 season.

£500 or more

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Ground Sponsorship

Pledge £500 today and we'll reward you with sponsorship of The Black Pad for 2020-2021 in the centenary year

£50 or more

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Dance lessons by Stevo

Ever fancied learning a new routine? - dance with Stevo - is offering a socially distanced 1-2-1 or he can attend public event of your choice for a 30 minute set!

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