The Return of London Skolars

by London Skolars RLFC in London, England, United Kingdom

The Return of London Skolars

£2,700

raised so far

29

supporters

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

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. 

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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).

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

#IAMASKOLAR

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