Teignmouth Rugby Football Club Triple Crown Appeal

by Teignmouth Rugby Football Club in Teignmouth, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 29th March 2021 we successfully raised £45,955 ( + est. £5481.50 Gift Aid ) with 431 supporters in 35 days


by Teignmouth Rugby Football Club in Teignmouth, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

Teignmouth Rugby Football club with your help goes from "SURVIVING" to "THRIVING".

If you are reading this it means we have reached our target of £20,000, with Sport England's help, which is fantastic! But the campaign goes on.

What's really important is that as we all move to a normal life Teignmouth Rugby Football Club is in a position to withstand any local restrictions that may come over the next few winters as the vaccine takes effect. This means like any good business plan we are running with at least 6 months of business costs at all times. So the more we can raise the more secure the future of the club becomes.

We also have a grandstand roof that is coming towards the end of its life. If we are to keep this usable into the future we are going to need a new roof. So any spare money raised over and above securing the future of the club will go towards the new roof for the grandstand.

Thank you to everyone who has supported, and is continuing to support, the work we are doing at Teignmouth Rugby Football Club. We look forward to seeing you all down the Club in the not to distant future to toast the future of our great club.

TEIGNMOUTH RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB NEEDS YOU - The Pandemic has affected all of us. Our Club is a huge part of our community. LETS FIGHT TO KEEP THE CLUB ALIVE


The aim of The Triple Crown Appeal:

We have teamed up with Crowdfunder and Sport England to bring you this rescue campaign for our club. We need to raise a minimum of £12,000 (from a minimum of 100 donations). If we do this Sport England will match fund 40% (£8,000). This will give us our first target of £20,000. After we have reached our initial target we will move on to our stretch target of £40,000 which if achieved would really secure the long term future of our club.

This has to be a real Community effort because the initial target of £20,000 is an "ALL OR NOTHING" appeal. Meaning, if we fail to reach this target by our deadline date of 29th March 2021 all donations will be returned.

We understand that for many, things are not easy at the moment, so we ask 3 things to score a TRY:

1. Share, comment and like this with others via all of your social media sites - lets see if we can really raise the profile of what we need to achieve.

2. Donate if you can, using the donate button. Remember if you give £6 and we meet our match funding criteria that becomes £10.

3. If you cannot donate money but can donate a reward this is just as good to us as money.

After the TRY there are another 2 things to do to make sure the CONVERSION goes sailing between the posts:

1. Tick the GIFT AID box, it's important as it means we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate.

2. Comment and leave your message of support on this page to convince others who visit the site to get involved.

We have added some fantastic rewards to say "Thank you" for your donation, however the biggest reason to donate is to make sure that Teignmouth Rugby Football Club is there as a part of our community long after we have all gone.

The Triple Crown Appeal - is a play on words. The Triple Crown in Rugby is an honour contested annually by the "Home Nations". If any one of the teams defeats all three other teams, they win the Triple Crown.


The Triple Crown Appeal has been set up to support Teignmouth Rugby Football Club survive through this Pandemic and beyond.

The "triple" aim of this appeal to "crown" its success are:



Today we are living in unprecedented times and the Pandemic has affected everyone's lives in different ways. Teignmouth Rugby Football Club has been closed since March 2020 and is not expected to reopen until September 2021 at the earliest. No games means no revenue. Despite no revenue the club has fixed costs it has to meet; ground rent, insurance, utility bills, along with the maintenance of the ground and clubhouse. We have secured Covid loans and grants as and when we could and this has helped but the honest answer is we are in a perilous predicament and to allow us to survive and thrive we need your help.

Who we are:

One of the oldest clubs in the South West, Teignmouth Rugby Football Club has been an active part of the local community for nearly 150 years. 


The Club runs 2 senior men's teams, a senior women’s team, men’s Colts and women’s U18s, as well as 11 junior and minis teams for both boys and girls. In any usual week, we have 60 adults and close to 150 children training during the week and playing on the weekend. When you combine this with the ex-players, supporters, mums, dads, grandparents and non-playing siblings, you can see what a huge asset the club is to the community. It must be protected and preserved for the benefit of the town and surrounding area.


What we do:

Teignmouth Rugby Football Club continues to contribute to the health, wellbeing pride and legacy of our community. Sitting at the heart of Teignmouth, in its unique setting alongside the River Teign, it has been instrumental in developing talent and inspiring those young and old alike to get involved.


Its produced superstars like Jim Fallon, who went on to play Rugby league at the top level with Leeds Rhino's and Max Norey, a promising young hooker who has come through the Exeter academy and is now making his presence felt in the senior sides. But by far our highest profile achievers are the Simmonds brothers. Sam Simmonds, who has already tasted success at international level and was European player of the year last season and Joe Simmonds MBE, who is the youngest player to captain the Chiefs and can't be far off international recognition. Both products of Teignmouth Rugby Football Club and how proud we all were last season to see them lift the European Cup and the Premiership Trophy over consecutive weekends.  


Probably more importantly the club has brought hundreds of youngsters off the streets into a protective environment and taught them valuable life lessons. How to integrate together. How to work as part of a team. The friendships that these people make last a lifetime and bring great memories in later life.


Message from Chairman

"These are incredibly difficult times for everybody and nothing is more important than keeping people safe from this terrible virus but it doesn’t mean we have to be pessimistic about the future. The same applies to our beloved Teignmouth rugby club. Team Management and the Coaches have made every effort to train our players when permitted to keep them fit and healthy. The Club Committee has gone to great efforts to protect our current facilities, maintain the grounds, reduce costs wherever possible and make us ready to re-open as soon as we can. Rugby will return but we need the funds to ensure this happens. We have to ensure we can cover our running costs, our lease needs to be renewed which requires multiple inspections and repairs and alongside this we have a main stand in desperate need of structural improvements including a new roof. Please help us secure the club’s long term future and donate what you can to the Triple Crown Appeal. Thank you on behalf of everyone involved in the club."

Russell Sowden



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£10 or more


Tickets are £10 each 1st Prize = 30% 2nd Prize = 20% Draw will take place on Social Media on Bank Holiday Monday 5th April

£1 or more

Signed Exeter Chiefs Shirt

Sam and Joe Simmonds have kindle donated a signed Exeter Chiefs Rugby shirt. So for every £1 you donate by selecting this reward you can win a ticket into the virtual draw to win this great prize.

£5 or more

6 of 10 claimed

£10 Voucher Shoe Centre, Dalwlish

Kindly donated by Shoe Shop Sean and his family

£10 or more

Sam Simmonds signed England shirt

For every £10 you donate you will get 1 ticket into a virtual draw to win a Sam Simmonds England shirt from the 2018 six nations campaign signed by all 30 players in the squad. £20 - 3 TICKETS £50 - 7 TICKETS £100 - 20 TICKETS

£40 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Get your dog groomed at Spick & Spaniel worth £60

Spick & Spaniel Dog grooming in Maidencombe will spoil your dog with a full grooming worth £60. We can't get our hair cut at the moment but your dog can.

£75 or more

1 of 2 claimed

3 x 1 hour Life/Business coaching worth over £250

Emma Crookes is an accredited neuroscience based coach, mediator with 14 plus years experience of working with individuals and business leaders on personal and organisational changes. Emma was previously Global Head, HR for an international bank. https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmacrookes/

£250 or more

6 of 8 claimed

Pitch side Advertising Board

Advertise your business with a pitch side board round the main pitch for 1 year.

£250 or more

0 of 1 claimed

20% off Jobs worth over £5000

OB Contractors a local firm with strong links to Teignmouth RFC will offer a 20% discount on a new business quote over £5000. So if your looking to get some work done donate £250 and we will put you in touch with them to get £1000 of free work.

£250 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£750 Voucher for Pre Paid Funeral Plan

Something we don't like talking about but absolutely essential. Thanks to JH Funeral Service you can take out a Choice Pre Paid Funeral Plan and get a £750 discount and a free limousine. Take the heartache out of having a loved one arrange your funeral and do it for them. After all death is as certain as the sun rising in the morning.

£500 or more

2 of 4 claimed

Match Day Sponsorship

Teignmouth RFC welcome any business or family to be the main match day sponsor of any home game. This includes entry and lunch for you and 20 of your friends, colleagues or business clients. Meet the players and choose Player of the match.

£5 or more

10 of 10 claimed

£10 Laura Wall Voucher

Kindly donated by The multi award winning Art Gallery Laura Wall. Illustrator and author of the children's book series "GOOSE"

£5 or more

10 of 10 claimed

London Irish Training Top XL

Enter into a draw with 10 others to win the chance to become the owner of this great prize. Draw will be held virtually on or before the 30/04/2021 and the lucky winner will be notified

£5 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Cream tea at Findlay Brown Tea room

If you have never tasted their food now is the chance to go and sample one of the best cream teas in Devon at Findlay Brown Café.

£10 or more

160 of 160 claimed

The Triple Crown Appeal Thank You Party

We want to say thank you so come and join us at Teignmouth Rugby Club on Saturday 11th September (Provisional date) to celebrate the great success of the appeal. Tickets are £10 each so its easy. Select this reward and donate how many tickets you want X £10 (5 tickets x £10 = £50). There will be a live band and food. This offer is limited to the first 120 tickets so make sure you don't miss out.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£30 Ohana beauty voucher

Donated by our Ladies Team get your hands on a £30 Ohana beauty voucher.

£30 or more

4 of 4 claimed

Carvery for 4 at The Ten Tors or Cat & Fiddle

Kindly donated by Tom Webb and his family. THE VALUE OF THIS REWARD IS £48

£50 or more

2 of 2 claimed

A full Boiler Service

Paul Beatty owner of APH heating will come and service your boiler. THE VALUE OF THIS REWARD IS £77

£50 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Joe Simmonds kicking clinic

Joe Simmonds MBE, Exeter Chiefs fly half is offering 10 lucky people aged between 11 to 18 a fully interactive coaching clinic. THIS MONEY CAN'T BUY EXPERIENCE IS PRICELESS

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Twilight 4 ball at Teignmouth Golf Club worth £200

Teignmouth Golf Club invite you to a twilight 4 ball worth £200. You will need to book your slot in advance, have your own equipment and adhere to the dress code. This reward is not suitable for beginners.

£500 or more

2 of 2 claimed

2 Tickets in Private box at Exeter Chiefs

Craig Greenwood Sales Director of NorDan Uk Ltd would like to welcome 2 people to his private box, which includes lunch and drinks to watch Exeter Chiefs. THE VALUE OF THIS GREAT EXPERIENCE IS £800

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