The Bulls are still here!
St. Ives RFC has offered rugby in the community since 1920, officially founded circa 1950. An amateur club, we welcome players of all ages and abilities from 6 to 60+ to our friendly and sociable atmosphere.
We also host St. Ives Roosters, family touch rugby in the summer and were visited by Cambridge Baseball Club during August.
But, COVID has hit us hard:
Not only were many celebrations and get-togethers missed for their camaraderie, but the cancellation of the ball, all end of season activities and event bookings meant tens of thousands of income was lost to the club.
We are continuing our annual 50:50 fundraiser online
As ever, 50% of all money donated to the Club will be returned to two lucky donators:
- 1st drawn 30%
- 2nd drawn 20%
Your Chairman will conduct the draw on Friday 18th December.
Please ensure you insert your full name when donating.
Your name will be entered as many times as the pounds you donate, so you may dig deep to increase your chances or win with just £1! It all helps.
Some have let it be known that they will donate any winnings back to the Club and have entered anonymously. This is a very generous gesture thank you, you know who you are.
As rugby returns, we are intent on being in the best shape.
We are still ambitious to improve the facilities and ready ourselves for rugby activity of all age groups, when that is permitted. We need:
- Playing equipment (balls, cones, etc.)
- Maintaining coaching qualifications for all new and existing coaches, and first aiders.
- Replacing the audio-visual equipment in the bar (this will be especially important as we do not expect to gain many – or any – international tickets, for example)
The biggest outlay will be for a Turf Mole Drainer, costing some £4,000.
Robust maintenance of the playing surfaces will benefit all age groups and sports.
We have other projects planned including pitch-side fencing and shelters for the supporting public, parents and friends of the Club. All are currently on ice as we seek funds.
We are asking you to support us with whatever you can spare to help us reach these goals.