OUR CHARITY - OUR AIMS AND CURRENT PROJECTS


Old Coventrians RFC is a Registered Charity, reflecting the Club's aims and activities.


Our Charitable Aim
........is to promote community participation in healthy recreation by providing
facilities for playing amateur rugby union football and other sports in the City of
Coventry and Warwickshire.


Our Benefit to the Community

We have an excellent record for helping children and young adults to learn to play and enjoy
rugby football, and for helping them to appreciate the RFU core values.
Participation by children and young people we believe helps them to appreciate and develop
having regard to:
- the value of physical exercise for their own personal health
- the value of developing both physical, mental and social skills
- the RFU core values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship

We also provide facilities for adults to participate in competitive and social rugby by running
teams in the RFU amateur leagues.

These values are what makes the game special for those who enjoy the environment and
culture they create. They define the game and define England Rugby.

Our Resources

The Club is managed entirely by unpaid committed volunteers. We own our site and raise
income from a variety of sources, including subscriptions, cell-phone mast rentals, function
room hire and Car Boots.
We also own a trading subsidiary which runs the bar and donates its annual profits to the
Charity. Sponsorship also helps greatly to enable us to grow participation in rugby within the
local community.

Our Charitable Development Aims

We aim to generate a surplus each year which can be reinvested into our charitable aims in
three primary ways:
  1. Investing in our facilities
  2. Undertaking initiatives to promote rugby and encourage new players of all ages to
      take up the sport.
  3. Invest in our volunteer base to ensure that children and young people participate in a
      safe and properly managed environment

Our ambition is to grow the number of teams we run in both senior and junior sections but
also to grow participation in other forms of the game, including touch rugby and women's'
and girls' rugby.

Our Current Rugby Participation Projects

    ◉ Schools and Colleges Liaison

      We aim to grow our on-going liaison with local educational establishments and
      establish stronger relationships which encourage more children and young people to
      take up the sport. We anticipate this can be boosted by the introduction of an
      Artificial Grass Pitch.

    ◉ Junior Tour Fund

      Every year most of our mini junior teams go on a UK tour together. This is a family
      team building event which provides personal development opportunities for our
      young players.
      - We have established a fund to help subsidise players with less well-off families who
      would otherwise be unable to participate in a tour.
      - We aim to provide a free tour shirt to all players participating in the tour through
      dedicated fundraising.

Our Current Facilities Development Projects

    ◉ Artificial Grass Pitch.

      Participating in the RFU's Artificial Grass Pitch programme Rugby 365 which would
      mean installation of a full size first class pitch for use by our own teams, other local
      teams and Educational establishments.

    ◉ Refurbishment of Club Changing Room Facilities

      Our changing rooms receive a lot of wear and tear and from time to time need major
      refurbishment. The Artificial Grass Pitch will also mean that we need to reconfigure
      and improve the changing rooms. In the short term we need to address the
      following:
      - new partitions and doors to facilitate segregation of adults and children, men and
       women.
      - new physio room which is available to visiting teams
      - some plumbing and electrical works
      - refurbishment of the Portacabin Changing Rooms and toilets

    ◉ Improved Spectator Facilities

      We need to refurbish the tables and benches surrounding the 1st XV pitch.
      New Tables and Chairs are required also for the front of the Clubhouse

    ◉ Replacement Gym

      A longer term project is to rebuild and refit the players gym before it falls down!

Function Room

Large Function Room available for private parties

Suitable for 120 seated or 150 plus for disco

Ideal for business meetings

Details/Pictures here.

Junior Section

Players (boys & girls) welcome from the ages 7 to 17

Sunday Mornings 10:30am until Noon

Wednesday 6:15pm until 7:30pm

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