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Support Friends of Rugby

This year, it is our great privilege to announce that we are hosting a Burns Night and online auction in support of rugby at the RGS.
20 Jan 2020
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Team Talk for U13's
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Businesses, local and beyond, parents, alumni and supporters in the community have generously donated prizes to be part of this auction. There is something for everyone so please browse and bid!

Each Saturday, the RGSHW fields up to 19 rugby teams against a highly challenging fixture list, playing 250 competitive matches across the season. Giving the boys the opportunity to develop personally by playing this ultimate team sport and helping to support their health and fitness are key missions of rugby at the RGSHW.

In this process, the school has developed over 30 schoolboy internationals, including many world-class players such as Matt Dawson, Tom Rees and Christian Wade (who had never played rugby before he joined the school and started off in his year group's C team). RGSHW also has an outstanding NatWest Cup record including an unprecedented three U15 final appearances in a row.

A key challenge for the school is funding. The basics (i.e. cost of provision of the transport to fixtures, teas for visiting players, medical services pitch side etc.) cost well over £60,000 per year.

The school is only able to contribute £5,000 towards this cost. So the shortfall is made up by parental contributions and fund raising efforts arranged by the Friends of Rugby of RGS (FRoRGS), which comprises parents and representatives from among the school's teachers.

We do not want to stop at funding the "basics". We want the RGSHW to continue and build on its rich heritage by developing as many rugby players as possible and giving them the very best facilities and support in the process. This ambitious agenda includes significantly developing the gym, provision of more and specialist coaching staff (to supplement the current reliance on the teachers), physio facilities for rehabilitation from injuries and also the provision of scholarships for talented rugby players who want to join the school as Boarders.

This year, it is our great privilege to announce that we are hosting a Burns Night at Beaconsfield Golf Club with all the Scottish trimmings in support of rugby at the RGSHW.

This auction is open for you to bid online until 5pm on 24th January 2020 when online bidding will close. Bidding will re-open at the Burns Night dinner and will only be available at the venue.

If you are unable to attend the Burns Night dinner you can still give yourself the best chance of winning by placing a proxy (maximum) bid on this page. We will carry your bid over to the silent auction on the night and continue bidding for you up to your maximum. You will be contacted after the Burns Night dinner if your bid has been successful.

For more details of how to bid online, just click here on the Auction Guide below.

Fran Kucera, 
Chair of Friends of Rugby


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