The Return of London Skolars

by London Skolars RLFC in London, England, United Kingdom

The Return of London Skolars

Total raised £2,700

raised so far



After the severe disruption caused by the global pandemic, the club are looking to update its facilities and ensure its long term future.

by London Skolars RLFC in London, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 16th June 2021 we'd raised £2,700 with 29 supporters in 77 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Introduction - Covid-19 Landscape:

The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for numerous sports clubs throughout the UK. Our club is no different. Over 15 months without spectators has reduced the club's income to £0 and many of our facilities have deteriorated. 

Our first-team players have now returned to competitive action and are continuing to working hard to meet a vast array of new Covid-19 protocols (at significant cost) whilst preparing themselves physically an mentally for upcoming fixtures. 


The Return of Fans:

Many people are looking forward to returning to live sports events and we want to be ready to welcome you all back to the New River Stadium (our home) on June 12th! The club's facilities require an upgrade to ensure that we are offering the best possible experience for our customers. 

What will you be funding?

  • Cleaning equipment and a more stringent cleaning regime 
  • Protective screens
  • New barriers in the Main Stand
  • Improved access for disabled supporters
  • New pitch side seating 
  • A new scoreboard
  • A video replay system 

The stand at been New River has only been occupied by pigeons for the last 15 months. 

'1995 Bar' Improvements:

The club is seeking support to update its Clubhouse facilities, to ensure that all the relevant Covid-19 safety guidelines are in place. The continued safety of our staff members and fans are of paramount importance. For example, the installation of protective screening in the '1995 Bar', floor signage to promote social distancing and a more stringent cleaning regime (including the purchase of a fogging machine and appropriate cleaning products, to thoroughly sanitize the Changing areas and gym).



The Consumer Experience:

In addition, the club are looking to attract more followers; we feel that we have the product and the expertise to get more people watching and playing Rugby League on a regular basis. Therefore, we have set ourselves the goal of enhancing the matchday experience by purchasing a new scoreboard and a video replay system that can be utilised by Match Officials and Coaching staff. The club will also look to purchase additional seating for non-paying staff. This will help to ensure that social distancing can be maintained on the sidelines, throughout the duration of a match.


These upgrades will not only assist the club throughout the much anticipated 2021 season but will have a positive impact into 2022 and beyond. Our main goal is to ensure the long term sustainability of the club. Your support will directly contribute towards that objective.

A Club for All:

The club not only competes in the third tier of professional Rugby League but is a positive community presence in the London Borough of Haringey. The activities on offer, provide an important social element for several of our followers. The picture below is of the club's open-age squad - available to all adults who wish to learn and play the sport. Our Junior club also runs squads from U9s - U16s. The Junior Club encompasses over 80 players. 


Thank you:

A huge thank you for visiting our page and contributing what you can! There are a vast array of 'Rewards' on offer, ranging from £10 - £300. 


Should you wish to discuss these a little further before contributing, do not hesitate to contact the club. E-mail: [email protected] 

We sincerely hope you enjoy the return of Rugby League in London. We look forward to creating more memories with you this season.



We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see our Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.


This project offered rewards

£65 or more

Rugby Skills Masterclass

Spend an hour with Welsh International Dalton Grant at the New River Stadium. Dalton will cover key first-team drills and explain club tactics (he can't give all our secrets away)!

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Donate £10 and receive a £10 voucher to use when the 1895 Bar re-opens later this year.

£10 or more

Gift Card - The Mall, Wood Green

Pledge £10 and receive a £20 gift car to be spent in The Mall - Wood Green.

£10 or more

New River Brewery Gift Pack

Session Selection Gift Pack from New River Brewery. Pledge £10 and receive 3 x 500ml bottles of New River beer (one blonde, one pale & one gold).

£15 or more

1895 Sports Voucher

Donate £15 and the club will send you a £20 voucher code to use on the 1895 Sports Website.

£20 or more

Fresh Fitness Food - Enjoy your Lunch!

Pledge £20 and receive 4 meals from Fresh Fitness Food. Perfect for a working lunch!

£25 or more

£25 - Face Mask & Pin Badge

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with... An Official London Skolars Face Mask & Pin Badge to Sport on Matchdays (when fans can return). Soon we hope!

£35 or more

Train with a Pro

Pledge £35 and we will organise a Personal Training Session with Club Captain / Assistant Coach, Iliess Macani. He will put you through your paces! Get fitter and talk Rugby League at the same time.

£80 or more

Season Ticket: Concession

CONCESSION SEASON TICKET 2021 - Pledge £80 a receive a full season ticket to 2021 League 1 Season. Concessions tickets are for those aged 60+,

£95 or more

Signed Joe Root Cricket Bat

A Slazenger cricket bat signed by World Cup winning captain, Joe Root.

£100 or more

A Ton for the League 1 Season

Pledge £100 and receive a Full 2021 Season Ticket which will include access to 8 home fixtures at the New River Stadium and Live Streams of other fixtures.

£150 or more

Sponsor a Player

There are just a handful of players left to sponsor ahead of the League 1 Season. - Alfie Edwards (Winger) - Errol Carter (Full Back) - Judd Greenhalgh (Prop Forward) - Josh Spearing (Half) Sponsorship includes a signed 2021 playing jersey, full season ticket and an invitation to the club's end of season awards ceremony.

£250 or more

Matchday Sponsor

Attend a matchday in style with five friends or colleagues. This package includes a cold buffet, ten beer vouchers, two bottles of Prosecco, PA announcement, article in the matchday e-programme and a message on the club's social media channels.

£300 or more

Signed & Framed England Rugby League Lions Jersey

A Rugby League Lions jersey that has been signed by the touring squad in 2019. A rare collectable that has been framed.

£50 or more

25th Anniversary Kit Package

Pledge £50 and the club will send you a 25th Anniversary Polo Shirt and a 1/4 Zip Training Top!

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