Gravesend Rugby Club Getting Rugby Ready

by Gravesend Rugby Club in Gravesend, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 21st July 2020 we successfully raised £35,450 ( + est. £4347.50 Gift Aid ) with 262 supporters in 38 days

Ensure that we are ready to return to Rugby in the best possible state by improving the playing facilities for all rugby sections.

by Gravesend Rugby Club in Gravesend, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Any extra funding raised will be used in the support of projects based around our Ladies and Youth Teams who both need support around equipment, coaching and entrance into future competitions.


1592307513_download.jpegGet to know us!

 It's great to see the wider community getting behind us not only have we been covered by Gravesham Councils Social Media Feeds but  we have also received some supportive coverage in the Kent Messenger/Kent Online website for our project, if you would like to read the article please follow the below link.

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/gravesend/news/community-rugby-club-issues-plea-for-funds-228951/ 

2021 should be the centenary of Gravesend RFC in its current guise.  While Rugby was played in the Borough before we can trace our roots firmly back to this date. 1592308258_1592308252612.png

During the past 100 years Gravesend RFC has operated as a true Community Rugby Club offering a home for Sports Men, Women and Children of all abilities. With five Senior men's teams, a thriving Ladies team, a Wheelchair Section and a full complement of Mini and Youth teams in each age group from as young as 5yrs through to our successful Academy programme filled with 17/18 year olds. We pride ourselves on being active within the community engaging with schools, colleges and other community groups on a regular basis supporting both our members and the local community wherever possible.

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And now we need your help...

The Club just like so many other sport organisations and charities has been hit very hard by the COVID 19 pandemic and although with the help of its many volunteers we have managed to secure the immediate future of the club we find ourselves in need of your support due to our inability to fundraise throug1592308500_1592308494566.pngh this period.

We have three projects detailed below which we had planned to fund through events such as Family Fun Day, the popular Beer Festival, Summer Ball and Summer Raffle all of which we have been unable to enact with a loss to the club of a significant part of its revenue, each of these projects are key to the progression of the club and affect all members and supporters of GRFC.

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What we're aiming to achieve


  • Replacing Rugby Posts - We were informed towards the middle of the last rugby season that the Rugby posts on our three home pitches are in desperate need of replacement to ensure the ability of the club to host the 5-6 games per weekend that we routinely run from September to May each year, failure to replace could mean that we are unable to fulfil fixtures through this coming season, the cost of replacement and groundworks are in excess of £12,000.

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  • New Scoreboard  - The current manual scoreboard needs upgrading and it was out intention this year to install a digital replacement which currently is on hold but we would like to achieve if the level of support is high enough.  1592307608_img_4442.jpg
  • Wheelchair Rugby Equipment - Our successful Wheelchair Section the Gravesend Dynamites are in urgent requirement of replacement equipment including new competitive Wheelchairs and specific training equipment which will allow them to continue the progression that we have seen from this passionate section growing from a fledging group of players to a major contributor in the sport Nationally and regularly producing international players.  

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Lets Get Rugby Ready!

So in conclusion 1592308470_1592308464509.pngwe are looking to raise £10,000 from our Members and Supporters  which along with the matched funding we are applying for from Sport England will enable us to complete the projects in time for the planned return to Rugby this Autumn.  So we would ask that you give generously to continue the progression of the Mighty G's and allow us to make the improvements to Rectory Field and the Wheelchair section


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Gravesend RFC would like to thank Kent Schools, Caesars Restaurant, Hunters, Quilter Financial Advisers and KASBAH for being such great supporters and donating to our club!

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

Free Service

One of our proud Club Sponsors, Hunters Estate Agents, are offering to donate £250 to the club for every successful house sale. If you or friends/family are looking to sell your home all you need to do is call Hunters on 01474 333266 and mention GRFC Crowd Funding.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Free Coffee at the Club Bar

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Entrance onto the GRFC Donation Wall for individual or Family

£100 or more

5 of 20 claimed

£20 Voucher for Caesars Gravesend

20 vouchers for Caesars Gravesend valued at £20. To be used between the 18th June - 6th July (Valid Mon-Thurs & Sunday)

£100 or more

3 of 20 claimed

GRFC Face Mask

Pledge £100 and receive a free GRFC Branded Facemask. protect yourself in style!!

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Free Coffee at the GRFC Bar, Brick on the front of the Bar for single or family name, picture in programme for first Home Game, £20 Voucher to be spent in Club Shop

£500 or more

4 of 10 claimed

£500 Business Reward

GRFC Foundation Sponsorship for the 20/21 season , includes Club House, Programme and Website advertising, invite to the sponsors event and access to over 500 members on a regular basis.

£250 or more

6 of 6 claimed

£250 Reward

Free Coffee at the GRFC Bar, Entrance on the Donation Wall, Picture in programme for first Home Game, £20 Voucher to be spent in Club Shop

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