PRFC Pitch Side Improvement Programme

Paignton Rugby Club profile

Project by Paignton Rugby Club

Total raised £14,640

raised so far

+ est. £673.75 Gift Aid



We're raising crucial funds to give Queens Park the home of Paignton RFC a much needed upgrade.

We're still collecting donations

On the 28th March 2023 we'd raised £14,640 with 156 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

We've got a wide range of projects we'd like to implement at PRFC including:

  • Installing new LED Floodlighting system
  • New purpose built changing rooms and training facilities
  • Rugby Inclusion Programme for people with Learning Disabilities and Autistic People
  • Female membership expansion project - school liaison and resource improvement plan for increasing female involvement at PRFC.
  • Additional Match Space Plans

Who are we?

Paignton RFC is a RFU affiliated grass roots community rugby club in the heart of Paignton in Devon. Known as “The Cherries”, we live the values of Rugby, (Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship). We work closely with our community for the enrichment and enjoyment of all. 

With over 18 teams within our club from our Senior, Ladies and Youth sections we consist of over 600 members (400 of those are active playing members!). As well as matches or training taking place on most days from September to April, Queens Park is also host to a range of social and educational activities throughout the year.  1676291081_306120238_2402840763232761_4755688054727368743_n.jpg

Community impact

Our community impact exists beyond the game of rugby itself. The provision of a broad range of teams ensures there are opportunities to take part in physical activity no matter you age, size, level of fitness or experience - there's a place for everyone at Queens park who wants to join us. We know we are contributing positively to both the physical and mental wellbeing of our community. We not only provide opportunities to take part in rugby based activities but a wide range of volunteering and developmental roles within the club - building leadership skills, practical skills and resources within Torbay.

Whilst a love of rugby is what builds a common purpose within the Cherries family, being a reliable and valued member of our local community is central to the club spirit and ethos at PRFC. The club and Queen's Park host and facilitate a range of community events and groups ensuring we play an integrated role within our community. Individuals and community groups (such a the Veterans Breakfast Club), local schools,  businesses and organisations all use the club for a wide range of activities including:

  • Social gatherings, events and celebrations
  • Training and educational sessions
  • Sports days/events
  • Remembrance Events


Why are we crowdfunding?

We are raising money to undertake a range of pitch side and facility improvements at Queens Park that will:

  • improve player and spectator safety and wellbeing
  • increase the numbers of those both participating and watching rugby at PRFC
  • improve access to club house facilities and viewing for games for those with physical disabilities
  • improve the appearance and maintenance of facilities at PRFC

How we’ll spend the money raised

The Money that we raised will be used to:

  • Extend the rear club house patio area
  • Install new and improved disabled access ramps to the patio area - improving not only access to the club house but also ability to view games from a raised elevation
  • Install new DuraLock fencing system to the main pitch - including 2 dugouts to improve safety.
  • Install new fencing from the club house across to the cricket nets area to improve safety and appearance.


Picture 1 - Current pitch side railing and team dugouts. We want to replace these old style timber frames which are at the end of their lifecycle, with a new DuraLock fencing system like this one -


Picture 2 - This is the rear of our clubhouse. We have already began our improvements by installing a covering to the current upper level. We want to extend the patio further out and also install a permanent access ramp to the viewing area. 


You can also see to the left of this picture the area adjacent to the clubhouse where we want to install new fencing to improve the safety and appearance of the pitch area.

Birmingham 2022

How our project will be united by Birmingham 2022.

Rugby 7's has been a part of the Commonwealth Games since 1998. In 2022 Birmingham saw 20 different commonwealth men's and women's team entered for the tournament - with home nations from England, Scotland and Wales entering teams for the men's tournament and England and Scotland for the women's tournament.

The strong representation of home nation teams in both the men's and women's sides is testament to the hundreds of local clubs that encourages the grassroots participation in our sport. Rugby is an inclusive sport and encourages members from all segments of our community to participate.

By making the improvements to our pitch side areas we hope at Paignton to increase the membership and participation of the local community in our sport and provide a home where we can build the commonwealth champions of the future.

Our Ultimate Goal! 

Ultimately these improvements and the money we raise is aimed at three core areas:

  • Increasing membership and participation within the club
  • Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of members and visitors
  • Investing in our infrastructure to enable us to plan for the future of our club and community.
  • Providing a grass roots club for future Commonwealth champions to build their love of rugby.


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!

2. Spread the word. Share our project on your social media pages and tell the world to get behind us! The more people we reach, the more support we will get.

3. Offer rewards. Get involved if you are a local business by donating things we can offer to our supporters. We will give you a shout out!

4. If you want to run your own fundraiser to support us, maybe a sponsored activity or similar, use the 'contact project' button at the top of our page to let us know. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!


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This project offered rewards

£50 or more

Post Name

Have your name put on one of the newly installed main pitch side fencing posts - you could use it to acknowledge a family donation, in memory of a loved one or to signify your support for the Cherries. (Please note there will be multiple names added to each post and not one name per post).

£1 or more

Hot Drink

As a thank you for donating please enjoy a cup of tea or coffee on us at the clubhouse

£2 or more

£2.50 Dartmoor Christmas Tree Farm Voucher

Pledge £2 and get a voucher for £2.50 to use at our wonderful club sponsors Dartmoor Christmas Trees - Redeemable at any of their Devon retail sites. Find out more about our friends at Dartmoor Christmas Trees here -

£300 or more

Advertising Board

Advertise your company on our brand new upgraded pitch (Sponsored boarding is valid for 12 months only)

£1,000 or more

Name a Dugout

Have one of the two new dugouts named after you - you can choose home or away! (First bidder gets choice of home/away)

£5 or more

x4 Pack Guiness

Celebrate St. Patricks day in style this year with a pack of the black stuff - Only 18's only!

£5 or more

Nando's Sauce Pack

Get some of your favourite chicken flavours in. Four pack of Nando's chicken sauces.

£5 or more

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy a bottle of sparkling Pinot Chardonnay as a thank you for supporting our fundraiser. Over 18's only

£5 or more

Hunts Cider Bottle - x2 Bottles

Thanks for supporting our fundraiser - we'd like to say thank you with x2 bottles of Hunts Cider - one of our proud club supporters. Donated by our friends at Hunts Cider - find out more about them here -

£7 or more

Bays Beer - Mixed Bottle Pack

x3 mixed Bays Bottles - one of the club sponsors - to say thank you for supporting our club fundraiser - Over 18's only Find out more about our friends at Bays Brewery here -

£10 or more

Inferno Optimum Headguard

Size medium Optimum Inferno Headguard - Black and red

£10 or more

Ted Baker Gift Set

Worth £16 this Ted Baker toiletry set is a great thank you for donating to our fundraiser.

£10 or more

10 Pack Budweiser

Worth £15 - Over 18's only - get your hands on this beer pack and celebrate 150yrs of Paignton Rugby Club

£10 or more

Gordon's Lemon Gin

Enjoy a refreshing bottle of Gordon's Lemon Gin - Over 18's only.

£10 or more

Tanqueray Seville Orange Gin

Get yourself a bottle of citrus Gin to enjoy in the summer months coming - Over 18's only!

£10 or more

Raspberry Sourz

As a thank you please enjoy this bottle of Raspberry Sourz - Over 18's only

£15 or more

Gift Tower of Chocolates & Wine

Worth £25 get this gift box towers containing a range of chocolates and small bottles of wine - over 18's only

£15 or more

x8 Bottles of Jail Ale

Enjoy x8 Bottles of Jail Ale from our friends at Dartmoor Brewery as a thank you for your support. Usual RRP £16.50. Over 18's only. For more details see -

£20 or more

Birthday Balloon Tower

Worth £35 from Jude Pinder of Party Queens - order a single or double digit birthday balloon tower - choice of colours and designs (order subject to date availability on booking). To see some more examples of Jude's work visit her Facebook page here -

£25 or more

Paignton Rugby Club Jacket (Black) - Size Large

Size L - Paignton Rugby Club Jacket - 150 yrs logo - Black

£40 or more

Signed Plymouth Albion Shirt

Current season Plymouth Albion first team shirt signed by players.

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