Renovate our unplayable pitch #HelpUsUpTheHill

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Project by Havant RFC

Renovate our unplayable pitch #HelpUsUpTheHill

Havant RFC profile

Project by Havant RFC


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+ est. £1175.75
£20,000 stretch target 27 days left
103% 155 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 4th June 2021 at 7:00am

Help renovate our unplayable pitches in the heart of the community allowing more people to play rugby and join us after a tough year.

New stretch target

With the extra money we can restore more pitches. 


Lockdown has had a devastating effect on people's mental and physical health.

This difficult time has confirmed to us all the importance of team sport and the community of Havant RFC.

Havant RFC is that life line for hundreds of families and individuals of all walks of life around the south coast. The return of rugby has caused much excitement but to be able to cater for all new and returning players of all ages we need more playable space. 

We need to renovate our grass pitches!



We are Havant RFC, an inclusive community club situated on the south coast of England. Founded in 1951, about to celebrate our 70th anniversary, it’s home is Hooks Lane Recreation Ground on the outskirts of Leigh Park - one of the largest council estates in Europe

We are an every growing community currently fielding 3 senior men’s teams, 2 senior ladies teams, 2 male and 1 female academy teams, a Mini & Junior section (nearly operating at capacity) of 450 youths, with 2 junior girls age groups, 4 junior boys age groups and 7 mixed Mini age groups. We have members from ages 5 to 99.


On Sundays we have a full house of Mini &Juniors, U18 male and female and Ladies teams all playing meaning we have over 1,000 people passing through the club and on the pitches - all within the heart of Havant. 

We proudly present ourselves as the most successful club in Hampshire, having won the county championship more times than any other club.



Our mission is to put on rugby for everyone. We have been very successful in introducing many different people from diverse backgrounds to rugby, helping individuals stay healthy physically and mentally which is increasingly important in these COVID times.


Every week our community grows, post-COVD we have seen a huge increase of brand new players as people want to overcome the effects of lockdown.

All of this fantastic growth puts a strain on our facilities. More players mean we need more space to play which means more pitches!

We have been very lucky to be able to return to our passion however to keep us safe we have to train in smaller groups and keep a social distance. Even parents on the side lines need to be kept safe.

To keep a safe distance we need more space which means we need more pitches!

Finally, due to COVID we have had to cancel many events at the club and pay for extra equipment to keep us safe.



Our grass pitches are UNPLAYABLE!


They are eroded, full of stones, not much grass, waterlogged - a boggy swamp in the winter and a hard desert in the summer!  For them to be safe and usable they need to be renovated.

The community and Havant RFC need more space to play!

Our under 18s often have to train in terrible conditions. We have seen matches cancelled due to the conditions of our pitches. It is now more important than ever that have as many matches and training sessions take place.

We want to give all our players the best conditions to play the best matches of their lives! We want to see the community come together to beat this horrible virus and a horrible isolating lockdown. 





We need at least £20,000 to repair the pitches. £20,000 will assure our floodlit pitch 2 is fully repaired and playable for all teams and surrounding community. Pitch 2 has been unplayable for 18 months.

We would love to see pitches 3 and 4 restore as well.

We have had a quote. The planned repair looks like this:
1) Hire of verti drain
2) aeration of the ground
4) fertilisers applied
5) weed spray
6) over seeded
7) sand top dress to level field
8) installation of irrigation
9) generator

Such a simple but costly solution to a problem affecting hundreds of players and families. 


Please help us start this huge project of restoring our grass pitches! WE CANNOT RAISE THE FUNDS WITHOUT YOU. The restoration will make a huge difference especially to our mini and junior and under 18 teams who use the pitches the most. We cant return safely to playing regular rugby matches without the renovation of our grass pitches.

This will be an investment into the future of rugby ensuring the continuation of the passionate community of Havant RFC. It will allow all teams of all ages to experience the joy of playing rugby.

Please help with our fundraising project and #HELPUSUPTHEHILL


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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Sponsor U10s player Paris Rugby Challenge

To raise money the U10s will take part in a tough HAVANT to PARIS Rugby Challenge. Cycle, Walk or Run (with a rugby ball) the distance from HAVANT Club to the Stade de France in PARIS where the 2023 Rugby World Cup is being held is 541km!!

£5 or more

4 of 50 claimed

Havant RFC Pencil Case

Exclusive Havant RFC Pencil case

£5 or more

9 of 10 claimed

Entrance to Sam's Sunflowers

Entrance into Sam's Sunflower on Hayling Island. Walk around the beautiful sunflower fields, take photos and pick your own sunflowers. 10 sunflowers included in this reward. Sam's Sunflowers opens in the summer months.

£10 or more

Sponsor a U16s player for 21km in 21 day challenge

The U16s are running 21km in 21 days to raise money for our #HelpUpUsTheHill pitch project. Support them to cheer them on!

£10 or more

Sponsor a U14s player 6 nations tour challenge

To raise money the U14s players have challenged themselves to run, swim or walk 3195 miles - the distance between all the six nations. Help motivate them and bring a smile by sponsoring them

£10 or more

2 of 15 claimed

Bottle of red wine

Receive a bottle of red or wine. 18+

£10 or more

0 of 15 claimed

Bottle of white wine

Receive a bottle of white wine

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Max's Moo Shakes 4 x 1 litre bottles

Grab 4 delicious 1 litre bottles of "Max's moo shakes" from Stokes Farm on Hayling Island. Choose between a variety of flavours (such as chocolate, strawberry, white chocolate, mint coffee) and use their fresh mooshake machine!

£12 or more

0 of 1 claimed

50 ml perfume "Eve Truth Eau de Parfum"

50 ml perfume donated by local Avon rep, Rebecca Hill. You can see the full range offered and order from Rebecca here:

£13 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Bespoke Hand painted dog bowl

Talent local potter Lucy (Daisy Rose Design ) is donating a handpainted dog bowl able to be customed for your dogs name and colours

£20 or more

2 of 10 claimed

Sprint Masterclass

A 2-3 hour sprint masterclass with experienced coach

£21 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Abbi’s Nail and Beauty voucher

Abbi’s nail and beauty voucher equivalent to £25. Abbi is a very talent local business. The voucher can be used on any of the services provided from nails, eyebrows to waxing

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Bespoke hand painted breakfast set

Talent local potter Lucy (Daisy Rose Design ) is donating a handpainted breakfast set (mug, bowl and plate) able to be custom made with a name and colours

£30 or more

1 of 4 claimed

Scrumhalf Masterclass

Scrum half master class with Jake Hewitt current 1st scrum half and ex first team captain Grant Morris. Three, one hour sessions 1:2 ratio only

£32 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Baby buggy or car seat professional clean

Buggy Brushers has donated a professional clean of a baby buggy or car seat (valued £35). Buggy brushers is a dedicated Buggy and car seat cleaning service. Affordable Prices. Blitz your Buggy. Clean and freshen up your travel system for your next arrival.

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

1:1 Strength and Conditioning session

An hour individual PT strength and conditioning session

£60 or more

0 of 1 claimed

KTroo class for 10

Bounce and have fun! Put on a pair of rebound boots and bounce yourself into health with this unique and fun fitness class. High intensity, low impact and energetic music will guarantee a fun hour leaving you work out satisfaction. This reward is for a one hour taster class for 10 people (you and your 9 friends) valued at £80. Find out about Donna and Ktroo here:

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Clubhouse Hire

Exclusive private hire of the clubhouse for a birthday, wedding etc. Only room hire

£9 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Cream tea for two

Head to Northney Farms on Hayling Island to experience their cream tea for two; homemade scone, jam, clotted cream with tea or coffee.

£13 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Bespoke hand painted set of mugs

Talent local potter Lucy (Daisy Rose Design ) is donating two handpainted mugs to be bespoke for you with your names and colours

£15 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Hamper donated by Stoke Farm

Hamper full of goodies donated by local farm shop Stoke Fruit Farm Shop on Hayling Island

£15 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Primark Voucher

Primark Voucher, value £20

£20 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Restaurant Voucher

£25 Restaurant voucher that can be used in 1600 locations including: Harvester Miller and Carter Steakhouse Toby Cavery All Bar One

£28 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Sami's Beauty £30 Voucher

Sami's Beauty in Gosport has donated a reward of £30 voucher to be spent on any treatment. You can check Sami's beauty out on facebook:

£30 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Kicking Masterclass

A small and exclusive kicking class with experienced first team kicker

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Spanish lessons

3 x 45 mins Spanish lessons with experienced Spanish teacher for individuals or a household. All levels welcomed. They can be used for beginners, intermediate to GCSE. Lessons can be online or face to face (COVID rules apply) and can be kept for the future near to exam times.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

2 Hour Driving Lesson

Thanks to Dan Corbett ADI Driver Training for donating one 2 hour driving lesson worth £60. You can find more information here: The lesson will be booked once Dan has a free slot, currently booked up due to COVID backlot

£250 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Pre-Match Lunch at the club for 10

Be hosted at Havant RFC for a delicious lunch before and 1st team fixture. Grab 10 friends and have an excellent day

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