Why? Friends of Rwandan Rugby is entirely funded by the generous donations from supporters who are rugby players, coaches and individuals who understand the benefit of rugby to Rwandan children and young people.
All funds are spent in Rwanda, we pay for Rwandan Rugby Development Officers to work in rural schools and youth groups. Funds also facilitate games and tournaments and we are increasingly making efforts to invest in coach and referee development through workshops and other activities.
If you were to make a financial commitment and become a Friend of the charity, you can feel satisfied that your money is enabling the continuity and expansion of rural kids rugby in Rwanda.
In 2014 we funded 23 tournaments, 50 friends would allow us to add 10 more tournaments next year. We pay the salaries of 5 rugby development officers, 50 friends would allow us to add 2 new RDOs.
We are a small charity run completely by volunteers, not one penny has ever gone to anything but providing children and young adults a chance to play rugby. We just need a little help to continue delivering the game we love so much to those who deserve access to it.
To make a donation simply visit our page on Virgin Money Giving. Friends of Rwandan Rugby is registered charity and receives gift aid on all donations from UK residents.
Setting up a regular monthly donation of just £5 a month will help us provide children in Rwanda with the opportunity to play the game we love. Your money will go directly into the small salary received by our rugby development officers so that they can deliver coaching and refereeing in rural communities right across the nation.
Friends of Rwandan Rugby supports an enormous amount of teams across the country. We rely on donations from the public to provide equipment so that boys and girls can play our sport. Whether it’s a single ball or a set of jerseys everything goes directly to the people that need it. One of the highlights of the official coaching trip held every year is the distribution and replenishment of supplies to our rural stakeholders. You can be assured that every ball has its grip passed off by hundreds of hands and every jersey has its seams tackled to pieces!