A message from Sir Bill Beaumont CBE DL
Fylde Rugby Community Foundation Honorary President
As Chairman of World Rugby I am very focussed on achieving our Vision which is fundamentally about inspiring more people to become involved in the game of rugby through many different and often innovative programmes. Consequently, as a lifelong Fylde RFC player and supporter, when I was approached by “The Davids” (see the Trustee list for details!) to become involved in the Fylde Rugby Community Foundation I was delighted to agree. When you look at the Vision for the Foundation I believe that this is exactly what clubs such as Fylde RFC which are in essence Community Clubs should be doing and the Foundation’s strapline of “Rugby For All” really resonates with me. I sincerely hope that this very significant development will enable us to really engage with our local community and lead to many more people of all ages and from all backgrounds enjoying and benefitting from playing or watching rugby and this in turn should lead to the long term sustainability of Fylde RFC. It is also an opportunity for us to support and work with some of the many vulnerable young people who live in the more deprived areas within our local communities. I very much look forward to meeting those of you who are able to sponsor the work of the Foundation or become benefactors and of course to meeting a new generation of players and supporters.
Sir Bill Beaumont
The Fylde Rugby Community Foundation was launched in March 2020. In short we believe that Rugby Union, as an active team sport with very meaningful Values which can be played by people of all ages and all shapes and sizes, has the potential to bring physical and mental benefits to all participants and also wider societal benefits. We are a standalone charity and all funds raised by the Foundation are ring fenced for use by the Foundation, consistent with our Vision.
To improve access to Rugby Union in Fylde, Blackpool and Wyre by offering community pathways for participation and appreciation of the sport, regardless of age, sex, religion or background built around rugby’s core values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship.
OUR AMBITION IS TO:
Deliver hours per