Crediton RFC 28/29 season Under 16s team tour fund

by Brennan McRae in Crediton, Devon, United Kingdom

Total raised £370

£1,000 stretch target 50 days left
185% 24 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 13th September 2024 at 5:23pm

I am taking part in a 5k distance swim on 30th August 2024 to raise money for my rugby teams U16 tour fund for the 2028/29 season.

by Brennan McRae in Crediton, Devon, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

I would love to be able to raise enough, to take some pressure off of the families of players who cannot afford to contribute much. Everyone struggles at some point and I want to make it easier for people. 

This money will help young people who are not even part of the rugby club yet. and enable the club to provide an even more incredible opportunity for them even if they struggle to contribute financially to the tour fund. 

Any extra funding raised will enable the club to provide an even bigger experience for the young players, helping to build on that sense of belonging, and community that is so important for the development of young people. Bringing emphasis to rugby's core values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship. 

I also hope that by hitting this target, other people around the country are encouraged to get more involved with their local clubs, and build on that wider sense of community. 


Who am I? 

Hi, my name is Brennan, I am 11 years old and I love rugby. I have played for Crediton RFC in Devon for the past 3 years.

 This September (2024) I will be moving into the U12s team. I am also a massive Harlequins, and England fan. When I'm not chucking an egg shaped ball around, I also do a bit of swimming. 

On 30th August of this year (2024) I will be attempting a non stop 5k distance swim, my furthest distance yet.

 

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Why am I crowdfunding? 

Junior rugby tours are self funded, and can be expensive. Players and their families try and raise money through the seasons, to build up a "pot" so that when the team reach the U16 age grade, they are able to experience "going on tour". This is a huge opportunity and without fundraising it would be impossible for young players to be able to share in this experience. 

The Rugby tour specialists say it best "The Junior Rugby Tour is a fantastic tradition of our game. It forms an integral part of a Rugby Players development & there really is nothing better than travelling with your mates to a foreign environment to test your abilities & forge friendships."

I don't know who will be in the team at that time, hopefully I will still be here, but I would like to be able to raise some money so that any player at that time can share in the experience no matter what their home money situation is.  

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How we’ll spend the money raised

All money raised will be passed onto Crediton RFC and will go into the teams tour fund and will be explicitly used to enable the players of that U16 team to experience a rugby tour. The money will help to pay for transport, accommodation, insurance, and go towards some amazing activities for the team to take part in. 

Community impact

Rugby pass explain this better than I can,

Rugby is a sport that has the power to bring people together, create a sense of community, and promote positive social change. From promoting inclusion and diversity to fostering a sense of national pride, here are some ways that rugby can have a positive impact on society: 

Promotes Inclusion and Diversity

Encourages Healthy Habits

Fosters a Sense of Community

Provides Role Models

Fosters local and national pride

Community rugby teams are hubs in their local areas, They bring people together, they provide a shared experience. They forge lifelong friendships and memories.

Youth ruby tours not only provide young players an opportunity to develop on the pitch, but also as people. This has a knock on positive effect in the local community.

How you can play your part

There are four simple ways to help us reach our target, and make this project a reality.

1. Make a pledge. Don’t delay if you’re going to support us because momentum is key to our success!

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