Wath Upon Dearne RUFC - The Return to Rugby

by Wath Upon Dearne RUFC in Wath Upon Dearne, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 13th September 2021 we successfully raised £20,240 ( + est. £2580.75 Gift Aid ) with 129 supporters in 42 days

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by Wath Upon Dearne RUFC in Wath Upon Dearne, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we were effective and fortunate enough to be able to work towards our stretch target we would further develop our external spaces to benefit the club and the community 

Astro-turf and soft surfacing and fencing to facilitate both play and well-being activities for club members and the wider community. This will be available for hire across the community throughout the week and at weekends as part of our event hire offering.

 


Who are we?

Wath Upon Dearne RUFC is a community rugby union club established in 1930.

We have a proud history of developing successful teams and players at all ages and levels by supporting player wellbeing and connecting them to the local community.   We are passionate about the game and strive to unlock the potential in each and every player.  

Who are we?

Our Club has the family and the community at its heart and supports Wath and the wider community offering a sociable, accessible and fun environment in which we can welcome members, friends, visitors, community groups, volunteer groups, clubs and opposing teams to share our home. We have many second and even third generation players within our teams.

Currently supporting

Community Connect CLC

We have welcomed Community Connect CLC to share our facilities and grounds on a weekly basis and they are now an integral part of Wath rugby club.  They are a local and innovative day service providing a person-centred approach working towards community inclusion for adults and young people with a mild to moderate learning disability. Through a collaborative agreement they have transformed a piece of overgrown spare land to the side of our changing facility into a sensory garden area. This not only provided training and activity opportunities, but we now have an external space which can be enjoyed by the club and the wider community. They also use the clubhouse a couple of days a week for social activity enjoying games and other activities and we both have an ambition for members of their group to assist in our café and food offering to players, families, and visitors.

The link below shows the community group and some of our facilities they are using on the images

https://communityconnectcic.co.uk/

This collaborative partnership promotes well-being, independence and being part of the wider Community

 

Why do we need your support?

The COVID-19 pandemic has inevitably had a significant impact on the club generating income.  

Return to rugby

The lack of any rugby games from March 2020 until (if we are lucky) September 2021 has meant a loss of income for the club and the community facilities

We have previously relied on our rugby games, supporters, social events, weddings and christenings to boost our income but since the covid pandemic clearly non of this has been possible. 

This has all created a very uncertain landscape for grassroots sports clubs like ourselves and we are therefore looking to our community to support us so that we can in turn support the community with positive activities and meeting spaces for many more years to come.

Help us?

Wath RUFC are urging players, members, supporters and the local community to secure the longer term future of our community club.

We are already delighted to see the return of training and are hopeful that we can build the player numbers back to pre covid levels with the right support and motivation.

We are looking for your support to drive key initiatives that will enable men, women, boys and girls of all ability levels from the local community to enjoy the benefits of playing rugby for years to come.   Our key goals to achieve this are:

1.    Improve the coaching support for both juniors and seniors.

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2.    Provide essential Junior equipment and kit to allow the juniors to aspire to be the best

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3.  External Community spaces

External  Space

We are looking to enhance the external areas to the rear of our clubhouse for both social and activity spaces. The area is currently a mix of grass, tarmac and has Hawthorne trees all of which pose challenges from both a maintenance and health and safety perspective. Our ambition is to divide and zone these areas into seating and hard landscape social eating and drinking areas with some shade and cover and a zone for both play and activity. This will include multi purpose fixed elements for fitness training, Astro-turf and soft surfacing and fencing to facilitate both play and well-being activities for club members and the wider community. This will be available for hire across the community throughout the week and at weekends as part of our event hire offering.

  This helps the club to support its aims for years to come.  

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4.    We desperately need to invest in our changing rooms. 

 The showers need upgrading (flowing, warm water would seem to be a prerequisite for a shower in the 21st Century ????).  We feel this would be a major advantage for developing our youth teams and help retain players within our community.

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Please, Please, Please help us to Return to Rugby and make the club a hub of our community.

The work we have achieved to develop the clubhouse so far is fantastic and is already making a difference, but we need to do more to make the massive difference to our juniors, senior teams and the Wath Community that we aspire to.

What’s in it for you?

You can just make a straightforward donation to support the aspirations of the club and community or you can select one (or more) of the range of rewards available.  Please take a look and select as many of the great rewards as you can.  Also please spread the word in every way you can to make sure that all your contacts know about this page.

We are extremely grateful to everyone who take the time to look at this page and our thanks go to each and everyone of you who is willing to donate and help us to achieve our targets to successfully Return to Rugby.

100% of all donations will go the club 


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£250 or more

7 of 13 claimed

Match Day Sponsor

Any excuse to socialise after the 18 months we've all had! Sponsor a 1st team Home Game and in return you can invite 10 friends, family or colleagues for a pre match meal. You all get free admission to the match and Cheese and biscuits after the game. We will advertise your sponsorship on Social Media in week prior to match and after match (if desired). Coverage in Match Program

£8 or more

1 of 3 claimed

SquadBox Session

Squadbox is boxing in a fantastic group training format with the aim of improving fitness, confidence and general health. Based in Brampton, this first class facility has sessions available on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. All abilities are welcome.

£20 or more

7 of 30 claimed

Christmas Lunch Event

18/12/2021 - Pre match Christmas lunch. A delightful 2 course meal that coincides with the Wetherby fixture. Kick of your festive plans!

£25 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Wilco Motosave Wheel Alignment.

Special discounted rate, usually £30. The benefits of the alignment are improves fuel efficiency, improved vehicles stability, increases your tyres lifespan and safer breaking distance.

£30 or more

Junior Membership

We are pleased to announce that all junior membership fees paid before the closing date will be entered into a raffle for £10 voucher.

£30 or more

1 of 100 claimed

WALKING RUGBY MEMBERSHIP

Become a member of the Walking Rugby and Wath Rugby club.

£50 or more

0 of 13 claimed

Match Ball Sponsor

Sponsor the match ball for a 1st team home game. Entry to match for 5 people's, complimentary drink for 5 people and an official photo with the match ball and Captain or player of your choice.

£50 or more

2 of 3 claimed

BOILER SERVICE by AW PLUMBING

Everyone needs their boiler servicing especially as we head toward winter. AW Plumbing are offering a service at a discounted price. I have paid at least £80 for mine servicing last year. Grab this Bargain quick

£67 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Squad Bootcamp 28 Day Challenge

The place to train.... Addictive, gets results and a lot of fun along the way! A specially discounted rate for the 28 Day Challenge includes: Unlimited coaching sessions (at Squad Bootcamp) Goal specific program Dedicated support from personal coach Nutrition coaching.

£75 or more

NEW Vice President Membership (VP)

NEW DEAL Entitles the member to: 9 Benefits • Use of the club bar at discounted rates • Free programme and admission to all home games. • Priority application for International Tickets • Vote at the Annual General Meeting • Entry to Monthly Members’ Draw • Seasonal pre-match lunch programme • Enamel Vice President’s Badge • Free Hire of Clubhouse (If available) • £25 cashback if sign up a new VP.

£100 or more

0 of 13 claimed

Man of The Match Sponsor

Nominate and present the Man of The Match Award Photo taken with Man of The Match Admission to Match for 4 people Complimentary drink after match for 4 people

£100 or more

4 of 18 claimed

1st Team Position Sponsor

Sponsor a position in the 1st Team (Number 1 to 18) In return for your generous support you will get: Company Logo/Name of Team Selction page in programme Company Name of Selection Board in Clubhouse Coverage on Social Media Complimentary Social Membership for 2 People Numbers will be allocated on a first come first served basis so get your pledges in early please.

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Under 9 team back of shirt sponsor

advertise you company on the back of the under 9 shirts.

£150 or more

3 of 10 claimed

MATCH DAY ADVERTISING HOARDING - 1 SEASON

SATURDAY MATCH DAYS ONLY. Advertise your company on an adverting hoarding around the first team pitch. This is always a great shot in the local press and on social media. Company in Match day Programme. 2ND SEASON RENEWAL COST £100

£150 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Mick Blythe Remote Programme

The areas most sought after PT is offering a unique Remote training programme.

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

UNDER 9 - TEAM SHIRT SLEEVE SPONSOR BOTH SIDE

SPONSOR BOTH SLEEVES OF THE UNDER 9 TEAM SHIRT

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

UNDER 11 TEAM SHIRT SLEEVE SPONSOR BOTH SIDE

SPONSOR THE SHIRT SLEEVES OF UNDER 11 TEAM

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

UNDER 15 - TEAM SHIRT SLEEVE SPONSOR BOTH SIDES

SPONSOR THE SLEEVES OF THE UNDER 15 TEAM

£250 or more

2 of 5 claimed

MATCH DAY ADVERTISING HOARDING 2 SEASONS

2 SEASON, SATURDAY MATCH DAYS ONLY. Advertise your company on an adverting hoarding around the first team pitch. This is always a great shot in the local press and on social media. Company in Match day Programme.

£20 or more

170 of 170 claimed

Gin Festival Tickets

Saturday 13th November 2021 - The Gin Festival Return Act fast because this event will sell out quickly. Ticket includes: Guest DJ Mannie Live music with a local favourite, Clubhouse branded Gin Glass, 2 single Gin and mixers, Gourmet Burger from the Gallop Inn

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Snazzy's Cleaners

£30 worth of services for just £25.... Dry cleaning and laundrette based in Wombwell.

£30 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Full England Training Kit

Full England training Kit - shirt shorts socks in any size

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Mick Blythe PT Session

The areas most sought after PT Mick Blythe is offering a 55minute PT session at P100, Manvers.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Millies Floral Boutique - Christmas Wreath

Millies Christmas Wreaths are a sell out every year and definitely set the tone for your whole house decorations. There are so many designs to choose from and also an opportunity to input into your very own design. Claim this reward now to secure your booking. Its never too early to start planning Christmas. You will need to be able to collect your wreath from Millies Floral Boutique in Wath Upon Dearne.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Millies Floral Boutique - Summer Display

Claim this reward for a beautiful summer flower arrangement from the areas most sought after florist. Are there any special birthdays, anniversaries or other occasions?? You must be able to collect your arrangement from Millies in Wath upon Dearne.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Millies Floral Boutique - Autumn/Halloween Display

Claim this reward to receive a beautiful autumn or even a frightful Halloween display from the regions most sought after florist. You must be able to collect your display from Millies in Wath upon Dearne

£75 or more

1 of 1 claimed

VP Membership

Become a Vice Presdient member of Wath Rugby Club

£100 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Wath Warriors - Walking Rugby Polo Shirts

The warriors are an accessible to all walking rugby team who are opening up the game to those that thought their rugby days were behind them, those who have never considered playing and literally everything inbetween. This reward is supplying the team with polo shirts with your logo on.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Under 11 team back of shirt sponsor

Rotherham lions

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Under 15 team - back of shirt sponsor

Rotherham lions

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

PHYSIO SPONSOR

Sponsor our Physio

£600 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Junior kit Under 9 Main Sponsor front of shirt

Sponsor our Under 9 playing kit for the 21/22 season and have your chosen name / company name / logo on their shirts. This will be promoted on various social media platforms and you have the opportunity of joining a team photograph. The juniors have great momentum at the moment and this is something that the Club are keen to harness and develop further in the future. Your support is greatly appreciat

£600 or more

1 of 1 claimed

MINIS RUGBY - T SHIRT SPONSOR

SPONSOR THE MINIS SECTION TSHIRT TO TRAIN AND PLAY IN

£600 or more

1 of 1 claimed

UNDER 11 FONT OF SHIRT SPONSOR

R DORLIN

£700 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Junior Kit u15

Sponsor one of our junior teams playing kit for the 21/22 season and have your chosen name / company name / logo on their shirts. This will be promoted on various social media platforms and you have the opportunity of joining a team photograph. The juniors have great momentum at the moment and this is something that the Club are keen to harness and develop further in the future. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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