Wincanton Rugby project restart

by Wincanton Rugby in Wincanton, England, United Kingdom

Wincanton Rugby project restart
We did it
On 5th October 2020 we successfully raised £3,585 with 55 supporters in 29 days

Wincanton Rugby need your help in returning to Wincanton sports ground, we need to invest in the pitch, lighting, posts and other equipment

by Wincanton Rugby in Wincanton, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Should we exceed our target we would love to buy additional lighting and masts to make an even better larger training area alongside a scrum machine to further improve our training opportunities 

Where we have been

For over 10 years Wincanton Rugby Club have been playing at King Arthur's School where we had relocated to help restart rugby at the school. This was a success and worked out well for the school who are now self-sufficient and managing their own rugby needs, so we now need to refocus on our main Senior XV.

Where we are going

In order to grow as a club and attract new players, we are returning to Wincanton Sports Ground (in Moor Lane, Wincanton) from September 2020. To make this work we need to invest in the pitch, lighting, the training area, and we need new posts and other equipment to re-establish ourselves and survive as a club.

We are very happy to be returning to the Wincanton Sports Ground (WSG) which was our home when the sports ground was initially established in the 1990’s under the leadership of Peter Rochford and the Recreational Trust Committee. Our return sees us in a different area of WSG where we will play and train in one location. 1600715256_img-20200917-wa0006.jpg

What we need to achieve

We understand we may not reach the standards shown in the picture above however we will be aiming to turn a currently unused area of the sports ground into our home. We will need to provide suitable lighting to help us when the light is against us and training area for us to hone our skills. Alongside this the pitch needs a lot of TLC to get it up to suitable playing standard with a replacement set of posts installed (our current ones are older than some of our players) and to make us stand out we want to fence the pitch in to be in a position to be able to offer advertising boards to local companies to make us a sustainable club.

But not just about us

We are also hoping that if we can achieve this, we will be able to offer the area and our equipment for use by the local fitness bootcamp who are also limited by daylight or any other interested community groups who would be find the facilities a benefit. 

Raising this money will enable us to make the pitch and training areas a place where people will enjoy participating and that they will be proud to have in their town.

Who's doing this

Run by a small and committed volunteer committee of ex and a couple of current players all the work is being done by us and we would welcome any new members to join us for the social side or fitness training if playing rugby is not your thing.


Why we need help

Wincanton Rugby Club’s main income is from its members and the generous local businesses who have kindly sponsored us in the past. with COVID bringing last season to an abrupt end and no known date for the restart of the 2020/21 season this means we will receive no income from match fees as we normally would. 

It would be awesome if you were able to contribute to our cause to help us to reach our goal, and even if playing is not your thing, we would love to see you at the pitch-side and in the bar once our season restarts. 

Please feel free to email any questions, comments or queries to [email protected] 

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Best wishes

Justin French


Wincanton Rugby Club


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£50 or more

£50 Full member

Pledge £50 today and you will become a full member of Wincanton Rugby club for 1 year (membership runs until end of July each year). With this is the opportunity to purchase England international home tickets including the 6 nations. Invites to club social events and discounted rates on bookings for the clubhouse for any functions you may have PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Every little helps and will be gratefully received.

£20 or more

1 of 4 claimed

£20 supporter and bike service

Club sponsor BA9 bikes are offering a free bike service for people who take up this option. Service will cover all labour costs for the service so it will only be parts that need to be paid. The service will be able to be used anytime up to September 2021, service value of £24.99 has no cash in value but can be transferred.

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£30 for 1 months unlimited membership at LED

Wincanton sports centre are offering 1 months full membership, normal cost £44.75 in exchange for a £30 pledge. This includes all class', the Gym and the Pool. Just the 1 on offer so be quick.... see what they have to offer here

£30 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£30 Physio assessment and consultation (cost £45)

Save £20 on a physio assessment and consultation with this offer from The Physio Room, Wincanton. Get that annoying niggle dealt with and get working towards being back on track.

£35 or more

£35 Club Supporter

Pledge £35 today as a club supporter and we'll reward you with Wincanton Rugby club T shirt or polo (technical or standard cotton) PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£45 or more

£45 Drill top

Club branded drill top for training/matches. Sizes to be confirmed after pledge

£100 or more

1 of 15 claimed

£100 12 month vice president membership

Pledge £100 today and we'll reward you with 12 months full membership of Wincanton Rugby (see full club member for details) invite to the presidents meal ahead of a selected home game to be arranged. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£500 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£500 Reward

By choosing this option you will become one of the main sponsors for Wincanton Rugby club and as such will have the option of the company/name of your choosing on our playing, training or social kit. Advertising boards also attached to the fence which will be erected around the pitch. You will also be linked directly with our club website which is currently under construction. Note, Playing kit is not replaced every season

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£20 meal voucher at The Old Inn, Holton

£10 for a £20 meal voucher at The Old Inn, Holton. 50 % off and loads better than eat out help out as it helps us out! Take a look at what is on offer here

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

1 hour sports massage

For the bargin price of £20 you can get a 1 hour treatment with Alana Steer at Wincanton Chiropractic centre. Check out their service here.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 cheese hamper from Godminster cheese

Local lovely cheese makers Godminster have offered a £50 cheese hamper which could be yours for just £30. If you have never had Godminster cheese before then you really do not know what you are missing.

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