BASINGSTOKE RFC needs your help so please vote and help them reach their goal of some much needed funding to improve the facilities at the club.

Basingstoke Rugby Football Club have been accepted for entry into this year’s Aviva Community Fund.

This offers them the opportunity to access funds for projects within local communities.

Their proposed project consists of a long overdue and much needed overhaul of the existing facilities at Basingstoke Rugby Football Club.

The current facilities consist of six ‘non-compliant’ changing rooms together with a communal shower room.

This is not only expensive to maintain but has become inappropriate for the ever-increasing mixed gender demand for the facilities.

This has been brought about by the huge increase and interest in girls/ladies rugby.

The proposed scheme consists of a full refurbishment of the existing facilities.

They believe that the beneficiaries of the scheme will be wide and varied, including but not limited to;

The ‘Ladies and Girls’ and ‘Youth and Mini’s’ sections of the club by way of providing a safer and more segregated environment in which to prepare.

The existing senior men’s playing section of the club, by way of an enhanced facility.

The wider rugby community of Basingstoke and its surrounding areas by way of providing a facility that is equal to, if not better than, all other facilities within the county.

The local community and network of parents, friends and neighbours who will benefit from the enhanced social offering provided by the club as a whole.

Basingstoke Rugby Club is 70 years old in 2019 and the facilities in the main date back to the 1970’s.

A full and general refurbishment of the club is long overdue and we are hoping that all our members, parents, volunteers and the rest of the local community can get behind us by voting for the scheme.

They are passionate about delivering a safe and enjoyable experience to the hundreds of local boys and girls who use our facility and ask that you help us improve this for current and future generations!

The ideal window in which to have the works carried out would be the summer of 2019, which would be between the 2018/19 and 2019/20 playing seasons.

The Aviva Community Fund will finance over 500 projects across the UK and worthy projects come in all shapes and sizes, so the fund is spread over both large and small projects.

If a project gets enough votes and wows the judges, it will be in with a chance of getting those much-needed funds from £1,000 to £25,000

l To help Basingstoke Rugby Football Club reach their goal please go online and visit the following website

You can cast 10 votes each and voting will take a few minutes and they already have 1,800 votes and would like a lot more.

The closing date to vote is November 20.