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Hackney Summer Rugby

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Hackney Summer Rugby

Hackney Summer Rugby

Mary Impey By Mary Impey

Fun family tag sessions in the parks in summer with a festival to celebrate. Fun and fitness and an introduction to rugby for life. Sharing Hackney Rugby's community spirit and values with friends.

Hackney Idea stage

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We will see more people involved in a sport that emphasises the values of respect, discipline, teamwork, inclusivity and sportsmanship in an enjoyable activity. You will be supporting a strong, grassroots community club with a great record in supporting young people in achieving goals. The project will help improve mental and physical wellbeing and strengthen the club and community by offering volunteering and training opportunities for young people. We aim to help transition young people into sport for life and entry into work. This project will allow us to involve more young people with the rugby family at the club.
This is part of an initiative to help junior players to move into adult sport as players, coaches and admin, building friendships, skills and purpose into their lives.

What we'll deliver:

  • fund an incentive programme to give young people opportunities beyond their locality
  • fund coaching support and development into next season
  • train young coaches and adminsitrators
  • offer kit and subs bursaries to new members next season
  • reward outstanding contributions from the young people involved in running the project
  • run 2 satellite clubs each week
  • run 4 taster tag pop ups in local parks
  • run a tag festival in late summer
  • run at least 4 pitch up and play sessions at the club
  • run safeguarding and coach training and pay for venue hire

Why it's a great idea:

The inspiration behind this project is our young people, players and coaches and their families. Their enthusiasm, dedication and joy in their sport is why we do this. The young people of Hackney need the chance to join our warm and inclusive rugby family with its emphasis on pride in achievement and respect for others. Rugby improves mental and physical wellbeing, our sport has a strong set of values including sportsmanship and teamwork that help young people cope with setbacks and work together with diverse group of colleagues. It builds and rewards trust and honesty.

Steps to get it done:

  • audit club resources and buy new equipment as necessary
  • award Jack Petchey Achievement Awards to young administrators and coaches
  • organise training and venues
  • set dates for pop ups, pitch up and plays and festival
  • agree plan for festival with Parks
  • develop incentive plan including gym memberships, club bursaries and achievement awards
  • equip coaches with Hackney RFC branded kit
  • identify and develop a team of coaches
  • identify sites in local parks with the help of GLL and LB Hackney
  • recruit and develop professional coach support
  • work out a publicity and marketing strategy

Location Hackney

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How will the money be spent?Total £10,982

Coaching costs - £5,450 (50%)
venue hire - £3,132 (29%)
publicity and marketing - £500 (5%)
achievement awards - £400 (4%)
coaches kit - £300 (3%)
training - £180 (2%)
Other - £1,020 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Coaching costs
venue hire
publicity and marketing
achievement awards
coaches kit
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £10,982

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