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A project by: University of Exeter Annual Fund


WE RAISED £5,177

from 90 donors

This project received pledges on Mon 29 Feb 2016
University of Exeter Rugby Fundraising Appeal

EURFC are fundraising for new equipment to achieve even more success in future years.

Who are EURFC?

The University of Exeter Rugby Club (EURFC) boasts a proud tradition that dates back as far as 1840 with the establishment of St Luke’s College. For many generations of Exeter students, involvement in rugby was a highlight of their university days. Last season we finished as the number one ranked UK University for rugby, accumulating more British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS, formerly BUSA & UAU) points than any year previously. In 2015 we have in excess of 280 Club members and we enter seven men’s teams and two women’s teams into BUCS competition. Eight of our players were selected to represent England Students last year and two were awarded full international caps for England and Scotland. In recent years, we’ve also developed a strong partnership with Aviva Premiership side Exeter Chiefs, with students training with their first team squad and in the Chiefs Academy. We provide playing opportunities for all, regardless of ability or experience, and we also pride ourselves on our supporters club; filled with injured stars and social members they can always be found cheering on the sideline, epitomizing what we are all about. EURFC caters for everyone: those with ambitions of playing at the highest level and those looking for a bit of fun. We offer a friendly and inviting atmosphere while giving each member the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Why are we fundraising?

Rugby at Exeter has developed hugely in recent years, to the point where we are now the number one ranked UK University in the sport. However, we face a huge challenge to stay at the top.

To do this, we need to invest in new equipment. Specifically, we are looking to purchase a new fixed camera system for the 1st XV pitch at our Topsham Sports Ground, which will allow us to live stream our matches as well as aiding match analysis, enabling our teams to take a more professional approach. We’re also in need of a new Scrum Machine and some Game ReadyTM rehabilitation equipment to aid recovery from injury.

Where will the money go?

Funds raised will be spent on the following:

Fixed camera system: Video analysis has become common in professional sport as it allows teams to better understand the performances of themselves and the opposition. Training and games are recorded in HD quality from an elevated position. Specialist analysis software will allow our coaches to track individual player activity, develop team tactics and present annotated footage to players.

Scrum machines are widely used by elite rugby teams to improve strength and technique in the scrum in a controlled and safe manner. The ‘Rhino Dictator’ model that we wish to purchase is used by International and Premiership teams.

GameReadyTM equipment continuously circulates ice-cold water around an injured body part, allowing heat to be removed from the treatment site. Developed by scientists and doctors using NASA space suit technology, the system simultaneously delivers adjustable cold therapy and intermittent compression. It is used by leading sportspeople and access to this equipment would decrease the length of time our players take to recover from many injuries.

How you can help

Any amount that you can contribute is very much appreciated and will go towards supporting Rugby at Exeter. And don’t forget, the University will match every gift, making your money go even further*.

Of course, there are other ways you can help too; spread the word – share this page on social media, tell your friends, their friends, get everyone involved!

*All new gifts received by 31st July 2016 to support the Rugby Club will be matched by the University, up to the cumulative value of £10,000


We have a variety of exciting rewards that we are pleased to offer donors as our way of saying thank you.

Keep in touch!

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@ExeterUniRFC on Twitter

1 year, 5 months ago

Thank you to all our supporters in this campaign for video analysis equipment, a new scrum machine and an injury rehabilitation system. Your help will improve our training and enable us to be even more competitive in our BUCS competitions.

The Rugby Club has chosen to make this campaign its chosen charity for the 1st XV's Varsity Match against the University of Bath on Wednesday 24 February.

Having included the Varsity Match in this appeal, the crowd-funding appeal will close at the end of February (this month!)

Tickets for the Varsity Match at Sandy Park on Wednesday 24 February (Kick off at 7.45pm), cost £10, which includes transport from Streatham Campus to Sandy Park and back.

You can purchase tickets online, on the gate or on Streatham Campus at:

> Guild Information Point, Devonshire House
> Sports Park reception
> Student Sport Hub, the new home of the Athletic Union office.

For further information or any queries about the match please contact the Athletic Union President at aupresident@exeter.ac.uk.


For the crowdfunding appeal - please pledge what you can to support Exeter's rugby players, and continue to share this appeal with your friends - by email and especially on Twitter and Facebook. We need your help and support! Thank you for the pledges you have already made for us.


1 year, 7 months ago

Thank you for the support you have given to our rugby players in this crowd campaign. Nearly £2,500 has been pledged already and over 1,000 people have visited the project webpage.

It is also fantastic to have support from Sir Clive Woodward for  Exeter's student players - read his message below!

Please share this page and the project with all your family and friends during the holidays - more people visiting the page means more support for your Rugby Club.


As an Honorary Graduate of the University of Exeter, I’m delighted to be supporting their rugby appeal.

As you may know, Exeter is currently the number one ranked UK university for rugby. It is a proven breeding ground for talented young men and women while also introducing new players to the game and offering playing opportunities for all levels of experience.

My son and daughter both greatly enjoyed studying at Exeter and were heavily involved in sport during their time there. Participating in sport can be hugely beneficial for the development of young people and this appeal will increase the opportunities available to current and future Exeter students.

Your support will enable the Club to purchase new camera equipment to allow live streaming of matches as well as aiding match analysis, helping the teams to take a more professional approach.

Many thanks and best wishes,

Sir Clive Woodward OBE, Hon LLD 2007

The University of Exeter matchfunded £2589

Tom Sellers

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Frederick Wheadon

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20 anonymous donations totalling £1266.00

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