We are delighted to announce that the Gloucester Rugby Foundation is being launched today, replacing the previously named Gloucester Rugby Community Charity.
The Gloucester Rugby Foundation has a new logo which incorporates the words of the three main areas of focus – Participation, Education and Wellbeing.
Helen Chu, Gloucester Rugby Foundation Manager explained the reason for the change:
“We are changing our name from Gloucester Rugby Community Charity to Gloucester Rugby Foundation following an extensive review. Our work in the local community has developed and grown dramatically over the last 2 years and the decision to change our name was about meeting the requirements of how we want to evolve.
"The focus of our mission and objectives has become about delivering needs, and we believe the word “Foundation” provides us with a better name to describe our work to our many audiences. We remain the Charitable arm of Gloucester Rugby and this review has allowed us to develop a clearer strategy in the future to deliver our ambitious plans to continue to grow."
Lance Bradley, Chief Executive Officer Gloucester Rugby added:
“Changing the name of our charity to Gloucester Rugby Foundation allows the Gloucester Rugby Foundation to achieve better stand out from the commercial arm of the Community team (Community Department).
“The Community Department drives the commercial activities that we put on in the community (e.g. Rugby Camps) which is a separate entity and part of the main Gloucester Rugby business.
“We are excited about the future and would like to thank all the partners and supporters of the Gloucester Rugby Foundation. Your support continues to make a massive difference and allows us to continue to reach so many audiences.”
About the Gloucester Rugby Foundation
Gloucester Rugby Foundation is the official charitable arm of Premiership Rugby side Gloucester Rugby. Established in 2016, the Gloucester Rugby Foundation has grown to become one of the leading charitable organisations in Gloucestershire, using sport as a vehicle to achieve positive social change. Every day, the Gloucester Rugby Foundation’s team of coaches and educators work with people of all ages, from introducing children in primary schools to rugby union, right through to using the club’s proud heritage to tackle isolation in older people.
‘Your Club, Your Community’ sets out a clear ambition to become a leading sports foundation, recognised for its approach to partnership working and achieving community impact.
Gloucester Rugby Foundation Goal is to:
TO ENGAGE, EDUCATE AND INSPIRE THE LOCAL COMMUNITY TO BRING ABOUT POSITIVE SOCIAL IMPACT AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL THROUGH SPORT.
The Gloucester Rugby Foundation Mission:
To use the power and inspiration of rugby, along with the values of Gloucester Rugby, to make a difference by:
- Delivering innovative programmes for people of all ages
- Developing partnerships that bring about success based on the needs of local people
- Providing new opportunities through sport for disadvantaged groups
The three main pillars the work of Gloucester Rugby Foundation sit under are. Please select each link to find out more about each pillar and the areas of work that each includes: