Skills for life

Funding level: £5,001 to £10,000

Supported by: Alan Boswell Insurance Brokers

Description

We are seeking financial support to help fund the future of the Norwich Rugby Club youth and kids teams - the Lion Cubs.

Norwich Lions are a proud, amateur club with over 130 years of history. Their only funding source is through the goodwill of their sponsors and various fundraising activities supported by their volunteers.

The volunteers take on many roles; helping with the coaching to manning the kitchens or hosting at events.
Norwich Rugby Club aim to develop the mini and youth teams (Lion Cubs), regardless of ability, with the emphasis on enjoyment and fun. After all, these young players will be the supporters, players and volunteers of the future!

The age range of the cubs is from 3 to under-16 including all girls’ teams.

The club are looking for funding to help with the purchase of much needed kit, training apparatus and a match-day gazebo. This will help the club provide players with the right support and coaching as well as helping ensure that children from less fortunate families are able to participate in an inclusive way.

Giving these children the opportunity to participate within their local community gets them out of the house, away from screens, engaging with other children from many different backgrounds and talking to and working with adults outside of their direct family – which helps with child development.

All this while improving their health and wellbeing and adding skills; both physical and social.

Providing a match-day gazebo will simply help keep families and players dry and warm while waiting on the side-lines. It seems simple – but these small things can make a big difference to the players that participate in this winter sport!

Please help the club develop the future stars of the game – whether they go on to play for England, Norwich or just at the local park with their children – a love of the sport stars with these players.

Project Video

Norwich Lions Rugby Club

We’re really proud of what the volunteers and parents do to ensure that everyone, regardless of background, can participate in rugby at grass-roots level and we would love nothing more than to see them benefit from this fantastic opportunity.

Location: Norwich