Aldwinians Rugby Club is a vital hub in the heart of the community providing opportunities for people young and old, male or female as well as service users and those with special needs to play rugby. In addition to this, we also house a gym which is used by the wider community.
We also host meetings for the most vulnerable members of our communities especially the elderly.
We have a thriving Mini & Junior section (age 4-18), 4 Senior teams, and recent years have seen the inclusion and steady growth of our Womens team. We also have a Veterans team, Walking Rugby and Touch Rugby (male and female 14+). The teams are inclusive of all skill sets and age grades – actively encouraging non-members to join us, welcoming people into the club to enjoy our facilities, and our social and fundraising events.
Many of our players have been selected for Lancashire county honours and more significantly, players who have gone on to represent England, (Dean Schofield, and Eric Evans MBE) and Italy (Warren Spragg). A lot of our players are also involved in the DPP program with Sale Sharks.
We are also very proud of the work we have been doing within the community, especially with our with local schools.
As with all organisations, we have had to close during the COVID-19 pandemic and have struggled financially.
We are hosting this crowdfunding page not only to ensure we keep our community club open but also to raise more funds so that we can fix our leaky roof, improve our facilities and improve and provide even more facilities for the residents of Tameside and beyond.