PRFC Sands Road Changing Rooms

Paignton Rugby Club profile

Project by Paignton Rugby Club

Total raised £20,130

raised so far

+ est. £858.00 Gift Aid



Our project aims to build a new extension for new changing rooms with showers, first aid room and a multi function indoor space

We're still collecting donations

On the 29th March 2024 we'd raised £20,027 with 144 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

With the extra funding we will be able to fit out the exension with higher quality fixtures and fittings and indoor gym equipment

Who are we?

Paignton Rugby Club, is a rugby union club based in Devon and is over 150 years old! And we have great ambitions to be a central part of our community for another 150 years!


We currently have around 600 members with:

  • 6 mixed boys and girls teams (u6-11)1705404969_youth5.jpg
  • 5 boys team (u12's-u16's)
  • 4 girls teams (u12's-u18's)
  • 3 men's teams and 
  • 1 ladies team

Our play1705404601_youth4.jpgers are of all abilities and backgrounds from throughout Torbay. There is a place for everyone at Queen's Park. Further to our players our club runs on the great work and support of over 50 volunteers who cover a whole range of roles including, Coaching, Safeguarding, Groundwork, Club Management, Facilities Management & Fundraising. Our whole community pride ourselves in upholding the RFU Core Values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship.

As 1705405018_youth1.jpgwell as our members we fully embrace the local community ethos and welcome other organisations to utilise our facilities and have, for a number of years offered our playing fields out to local schools and community groups.

1705420987_b93376f9-845e-4529-b7cf-feb89ed5d4e4.jpgHowever our success in running and growing a vibrant and successful community focused club with such a broad membership comes with its challenges! Due to our ever increasing and varied playing membership our off field facilities have been somewhat lacking for a number of years and we are in desperate need of additional upgraded changing room and shower facilities. This is particularly needed to support all of our youth section - on a Sunday at Queen's Park we can see up to 8 matches being played in one day!!

Our new ambitious project aims to remedy this and put the club in a sustainable position going forward for the future. With this new facility the experience will be more enhanced with the offering of fit for purpose changing rooms, toilet and ancillary facilities. This will not only benefit our current members but will enable us to continue to grow and offer more support to our local community.


Why are we crowdfunding?

Our project aims to build a new extension at the Sands Road side of Queens Park, which will offer modern and accessible facilities for changing and showering to our growing number of rugby players of all ages and genders, as well as the wider community, such as schools and sports clubs. The extension will also include a dedicated space for match officials, a first aid room, and a versatile indoor area for various activities. We believe this will enhance the quality and safety of our services and benefit everyone who uses our facilities.

How we’ll spend the money raised

We plan to construct an extension to house:

  • New changing rooms;
  • New showers;
  • New match official changing room;
  • New first aid room; and 
  • New multi function indoor space. 

The facility will be made available to all users and visitor's to the rugby club, local schools for sports activities along with our playing fields. The money raised will supplement other funding we have obtained via grants, private donations and other fund raising 


Community impact

Torbay is an area of outstanding natural beauty. However like many other seaside towns Torbay has a wide range of economic and social issues. 27% of our population live in the most deprived communities in England.

Sport is an important factor for the well-being and development of individuals and communities. It can provide physical, mental, social and economic benefits to those who participate in it. Some of the benefits of sport in the community are:

- It promotes health and fitness, reducing the risk of chronic diseases and improving the quality of life.

- It fosters social inclusion and cohesion, bringing people together from different backgrounds, cultures and abilities.

- It enhances personal and interpersonal skills, such as self-confidence, teamwork, leadership, communication and problem-solving.

- It creates opportunities for education, employment, entrepreneurship and civic engagement, especially for marginalized groups such as women, youth and people with disabilities.

- It contributes to peace and development, by preventing violence, resolving conflicts, building trust and cooperation, and supporting humanitarian and environmental causes.

Therefore, sport is a powerful tool for positive change in the community. 

Feedback from our players, volunteers and families is full of examples of how joining our club has improved not only their fitness but their confidence, performance at work and school and the feeling of really belonging to a family - Our Cherries Family!


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. Fundraise for us. If you want to run your own fundraiser – 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

£30 or more

1 hour massage

A one hour massage from Heaven on Earth Wellness Therapies.

£1 or more

Have a cuppa on us to say thank you!

As a thank you for supporting our Crowdfunder have a cup or tea or coffee on us to say thank you

£4 or more

Bacon/Sausage Sandwich

Who doesn't like a delicious sausage or bacon sandwich from Sharon & Geoff's on a cold morning - pick up a delicious bap as a thank you for donating to our fundraising. RRP £5

£5 or more

Pirate Adventure Golf

Our friends at Pirate Bay Adventure Golf want to say thank you for supporting our fundraising by offering you a round of golf as a thank you for a £5 donation. Usual RRP £7

£5 or more

Hallet's The Baker Pasty!

Our amazing friends at Halletts the Baker ( )want to say thank you for donating to upgrading our club facilities by giving you one of their world famous, top tasting Pasties - get in there quick and form an orderly queue - these are delicious! Usual RRP £6

£5 or more

Blossom Hill Rhubarb Gin Fizz 75cl

Over18s only

£7 or more

£7 Reward - Dove Men Care Gift Set

Thanks Tony Biffa Bear for donating this Dove Men Care Gift set to a supporter who pledges £7 to our fundraising - Cheers Tony!

£8 or more

Trio of Hunt's Cider

Thanks to our wonderful supporters Hunt's Cider we'd love to reward you with a trio of their legendary local cider for every £8 donation you make (Usual RRP £10). This reward is only available to 18 years +. To find out more about our club supporters visit

£8 or more

Devon Rock Gift Pack

Our firends at Bay's Brewery have kindly donated some of their famous Devon Rock Gift packs as a thank you to supported (over the age of 18 only!) that support us with a £8 donation (Usual RRP £10). Why not take a closer look at Bay's Brewery offerings at

£8 or more

Bottle of White Wine

Our fiends at Booker's Paignton have generously donated to our Crowdfunder. Why not treat yourself to a lovely bottle of White Wine as a thank you for making a £8 donation (over 18's only). Usual RRP £10

£8 or more

Thornton's Chocolates

Tony Biffa Bear has kindly donated a box of Thorntons Chocolates to a supporter who donates £8 to our fund - Thanks Tony! (Usual RRP £10)

£10 or more

The Distiller Gin Liquer 70cl

Over 18s only

£15 or more

75cl Gordon's Gin

Tony Biffa Bear has kindly donated a 75cl of Gordon's Gin to a supporter who pledges £15 to our Crowdfunder - Thanks Tony! Over 18's only - usual RRP £18.50

£45 or more

Lovell Rugby £50 Voucher

Need some new rugby gear???? Then why not take advantage of this brilliant offer from our friends at Lovell rugby of a £50 gift voucher (Saving 5% in the process!). clickref=1101lybwfdXX&utm_source=Partnerize&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=brandreward

£50 or more

Sponsor a brick

Help support building the future of our club by sponsoring a brick in the new changing rooms.

£50 or more

Pitch side post sticker

Why not have your name or that of a loved one pitch side at Queens Park by having one of the new pitch posts named after them. A great way to celebrate someone special and support your local team.

£3 or more

Summer Berry Wine

Grab yourself a taste of the summer with this Fruit Fusion of Summer Berry wine. 70cl (over 18s only)

£5 or more

PRFC Club Tie

Need a new club tie? We have 5 PRFC Club Ties available as a thank you to supporters who pledge £5 towards building our new changing rooms - get in there quick! Usual RRP £10 - get a bargain before end of season!

£5 or more

Fever Tree Espresso Martini Mixer

Simply Add Vodka o to make the perfect Espresso Martini (over 18s only)

£5 or more

Baron Amarillo Rioja Rosado 70cl

Rose wine over 18s only

£8 or more

Bottle of Red Wine

Our friends at Booker's Paignton have donated us some delicious red wine - one bottle available as a reward for a £8 donation (over 18's only). Usual RRP £10

£8 or more

Fish & Chip Dinner!!

As massive thank you for donating £8 our wonderful friends at Ocean Wild Fish Bar ( want to thank you by giving you a gift voucher for one portion of fish and chips - what's not to love!! (usual RRP £10)

£8 or more

Bottle of Wine

Our amazing supporters at Tolchards ( have donated 12 bottles of wine to say thank you to you for supporting PRFC to become a club ready for the future - donate £8 and you can have a bottle of wine to say a big thank you (Over 18's only). Usual RRP £10

£10 or more

Whitley & Neill Gin

70cl Bottle of Rhubarb & Ginger Gin (over 18s only)

£10 or more

Whitley Neill Apple & Red Berries Gin 70cl

Get fruity with this tipple! (over 18s only)

£10 or more

Opihr Spices of the Orient London Dry Gin 70cl

Over 18s only

£15 or more

Paignton RFC Invicta T-Shirt

Our amazing friends at VX3 ( have donated 20 PRFC Invicta T-Shirts to anyone who donates £15 towards our Crowdfunder - thanks so much for supporting the improvements to our club! The usual RRP is £20 so get yourself a deal!

£20 or more

Gordon's Pink Gin

Tony Biffa Bear has kindly donated 1 litre of Gordon's Pink Gin to a supporter who pledges £20 to our fundraising goal - Thanks Tony! Over 18's only. Usual RRP £26.50

£20 or more

Bottle of Anning's Gin

Why not support our amazing club and also bag yourself a bottle of Annings Gin at the same time. Thanks to our supporters Tolchards ( for providing 6 Bottles of this beautiful Gin to help us build a better future for our local community - Thanks Guys. Over 18's only. Usual RRP £25

£40 or more

South Devon Railway Trip (2A2C)

Our wonderful neighbours at South Devon Railway ( have generously donated a family ticket (2A2C) to support the improvements at Queens Park - so why not support your local club and community and create some wonderful family memories as well! This is a massive saving as usual RRP is £56

£75 or more

£100 Wine Voucher

Our friends at SMW Roofing have kindly donated a £100 Wine Voucher tho be redeemed at The Wine Loft Brixham (over 18s only)

£100 or more

A round of Golf for 4 people at Torquay Golf Club

Mouldtech Solutions have kindly offered 4 x four balls at Torquay Golf Club these expire March 21st 2025. These are normally £180 each so grab yourself a bargain! If you want to use these before the crowdfunder ends make a purchase and send us a message and we will hook you up Cannot be used Saturday mornings.

£250 or more

£250 Reward - Architectural Services worth £700!!!

Our wonderful Chairman has donated £700 worth of architectural services to help raise funds to support our club - we're looking for a £250 donation for this reward which we think is a great deal!

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