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2016 RNC Fall Fundraiser Gets Underway!

By Rugby NorCal, 10/26/16, 2:00PM PDT


Rugby NorCal's 2016 Fall Fundraiser is here!

We need your support in funding our efforts to raise the safety and grow the grassroots of rugby in Northern California! This online fundraising initiative is targeting two major areas; the Player Welfare Program (PWP) that is launching player safety to a new level, and the Rookie Rugby/Try on Rugby program development. 

Our PWP will ensure that every match, regardless of age, has a Certified Athletic Trainer on site that can evaluate, treat, or provide follow up instruction for injuries and concussions. New this year, we have partnered with an injury tracking company, so that we can track injuries and recovery of our players while making sure all of our matches and tournaments are safe. This program will compile data for the future safety of our sport in hopes to reduce the amount of injuries. Southern California and Northern California are the only two regions of the country offering this comprehensive PWP, and with the success of our program over the next few years, we hope to see the rest of the country follow suit. Help  us be the leaders in providing quality and state of the art care for all youth players around the country.

Rookie Rugby and Try on Rugby empower youth and girls/women to get involved in the sport of rugby, not only on the field, but as a referee or coach. Rookie Rugby is flag rugby for any age that gets youth players involved and trying out the fastest growing team sport in North America, without the worry of injuries. Try on Rugby is a program for girls and women to 1) play flag rugby in a single-gender setting, 2) continue girl's involvement with rugby beyond the playing field by refereeing or helping their coaching staff, and 3) empowering moms and sisters that may not play rugby to get involved by refereeing or coaching. 

We are hoping for $20,000 to support our worthy initiatives, from clubs, friends, families, anyone who wants to support a great cause, and the betterment of our youth athletes and the sport of rugby.

A heartfelt thank you for all of your support!


Platinum ($500+)

Dave Williamson (Berkeley Rhinos)

Joseph Devlin

Gold ($250-499)

Sierra Foothills Rugby Club

Danville Oaks Rugby Club

Land Park Motley Rugby Club

Silver ($100-249)

Stephen Moore (Pelican Refs and Bellarmine)

Bronze ($1-$99)

Alan Petty (Elsie Allen HS)

Frank Rabinovitch (IMPACT Mouthguards)

Deborah Wells (SFGG)

Cindy Blum