At the University of Canberra Brumbies, we take our role as a community organisation very seriously, as reflected in our wide spread community engagement activities, our support of charities, clubs and schools in the region which will fall under the umbrella program Brumbies Community Matters.
The aim of Brumbies Community Matters is to capture the significant number of community engagement activities the club participates in.The four key areas are:
In 2012 the University of Canberra Brumbies No.1 ticket holder is Snowy Hydro SouthCare. Through this partnership, the University of Canberra Brumbies and our supporters and sponsors, will aim to raise thousands of dollars for this very worthy organisation.
The University of Canberra Brumbies also support eight-game-day charities in 2012. The following organisations and/or campaigns were provided the opportunity to raise awareness, and fund raise at our Super Rugby home games:
The University of Canberra Brumbies have also been extending their services to the ACT community, with the Baulderstone Buddy a Brumby program providing kids from schools throughout the ACT region a chance to meet some of their favourite players. From Queanbeyan to Amaroo, schools of all shapes and sizes have been visited to spread the game of rugby and promote healthy living amongst ACT school children.
The ActewAGL Country Visits give children from country areas a chance to meet their favourite players where that opportunity may otherwise have never occured. Players take day trips to different parts of country ACT and southern NSW to meet the next generation of players. Sticker and poster hand outs, signing sessions and question times allow the students a chance to get up close and personal with some of Australia's best rugby players.
The club's Open Training Sessions are another way the University of Canberra Brumbies reach out the community, with around 200 fans of all ages turning up. The ActewAGL Meet the Players Day was a massive success, with around 1000 people floating through Brumbies Rugby Training Centre throughout the day. Of those, around 250 new junior rugby players signed up and are now braving the frosts and running around the ACT's local rugby parks on any given Saturday morning.
The club responds to more than 100 charity requests a year, which includes signed jerseys, player appearances, ticket giveaways, signing sessions, poster and sticker hand outs, coaching clinics and much more. The University of Canberra Brumbies realise the need to hold a big presence in the community and are working hard to make the ACT region a better place to live.
On top of all this, over the last 12 months the University of Canberra Brumbies have attended numerous school and charity events undertaken hospital visits, supported our sponsors and partner charity fund raising efforts and community initiatives, including ActewAGL’s Local Hero campaign recognising individuals who have provided exceptional service to our community and McDonald’s McHappy Day.
The University of Canberra Brumbies are a part of the Canberra and Southern NSW community, and that community is a part of us. We recognise and appreciate the support we receive from this community and welcome the opportunity to reciprocate this support. For details of Brumbies Rugby charity, appearance and memorabilia requests policy please download the attached pdf.
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