Social & Fund Raising
In early 2010 we launched Target 250, our initiative to raise £250,000 in order to redevelop our Club’s facilities. In the 2nd half of 2013 we began to focus on our new changing rooms.......
2010/11 - Drive, Mains Gas, Cooler
2011/12 - Clubhouse furniture and decoration; Stock Fence to New Pitch; Gym (provides Ref's Changing Room); 10 Benches
2012/13 - Decking; 25 Benches; Planning Application & Drawings for Changing Rooms; Clubhouse electrics; refurbished Bar
2013/14 - Extend the car park; 2 sets of new Goal Posts; Repair top pitch floodlights for training area
2014/15 - Completed Clubhouse Refurbishment - a £50,000 project!
Then we moved on to the new changing rooms..... "Changing for the Future"!!!
Over and above the funds required to complete the projects listed above, we have, through donations, grants, sponsorship and goods & services in kind, raised almost £700,000 in the last 3 years. This means the new changing rooms project is fully funded, we are upgrading the suppy of all utilities to the club (gas, electrics, water, drains) and we have started considering the next projects: 1. incorporating the old changing rooms into the social spaces of the clubhouse, moving the current toilets and upgrading the kitchen & 2. converting the paddock into an all weather pitch. We are securing the future of our club!
It's crucial that we continue to develop the club's facilities for our growing membership, our afiliated clubs and the wider community. Donations, sponsorship and financial gifts to the club are always hugely appreciated. We're making amazing progress and we must because we have amazing amibitions!
The pitches continue to require extensive work during the summer months - every year we spend £thousands repairing our damaged playing and training areas. Our footfall grows, our playing areas do not.
Our membership, including Patrons, Life Members and all those that help at the club, are crucial to our success - as are the many companies and organisations that are involved with our Club, including Renishaw, Mitsubishi, Doosan, Sport England, Gloucestershire Environmental Trust, Gloucestershire Playing Fields Association, Gloucestershire County Council Active Togerther, Smiths, RFU, Gloucestershire Active Children. We continue our work to grow this number, as many local companies and organisations see our Club’s desire to be wholly involved in the local community. Please let us know of any businesses that would like to be associated with a great community sports club that ours most certainly is!
Our Summer Ball and Beer Festival are always great successes, with 450+ people enjoying the Ball. The Beer Festival includes live music, a Hog Roast & BBQ, lots of different beer to choose from and our Annual Patrons Reunion.
Patrons & Ex-Players: please spread the word that we really want to attract all those who enjoy rugby and want to be involved with a great club to come along on a Saturday or Sunday to watch 5’s to 55’s having lots of fun, whilst enjoying a drink from the bar!
There are many ways through which you can help contribute funds to make all our dreams come true!
· Summer Ball & Festival June 2017 – come along to our largest weekend of events, including our Annual Patrons Reunion, Rugby, Hog Roast & BBQ and Live Music
· Sponsor a Bench for £350 including your dedication - many have already been sponsored - we have a few still to sponsor
· Engraved Plaques - £50 or more for an engraved plaque placed by the Bar to commemorate your support of our Club
· Join Ben Morgan's Ton-Up Club - all the details are on the web site - it's just £100!
· 200 Club - £4/month enters you into a monthly draw
· Your own Fund Raising event or activity, either individually, by group or by team, via donation/sponsorship
We really do need everyone to get involved. Please don’t leave it to others - put your hand up and volunteer your services!
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07785 516569 if you want to get involved or have any good suggestions for raising funds for the Club.
Many thanks for your continued support of Dursley Rugby Football Club. You Can Help Make a Difference to OUR Club!
Social & Fund Raising Manager