Furnishing the Fortress

Equipping Churchill College rugby club (CCRFC) for future success

Furnishing the Fortress
  • £4,451

    pledged of £2,000

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This project received pledges on Sun 20 Dec 2020


Churchill College Rugby Club (CCRFC) was established in 1961 to allow students of the College to get the chance to learn and play rugby against the other Cambridge Colleges. Almost 60 years on and the club continues to provide a strong community spirit, a chance to engage in competitive play and an opportunity to meet other interested individuals. With over 30 members having represented the club over the 2019-20 season, including newcomers to the sport, the club is looking to expand and improve our provision.

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our story

The club has seen success over the past seasons, including winning the cuppers plate in the 2018-19 season, the 7s touch tournament in 2019-20 and making it to the bowl final in the 2019-20 season, as well as making it into Division 1 for the first time in years during the 2018-19 season. Now we wish to build on this success and recruit new players by giving the club a higher profile. As the pavilion is now converted to a gym and we have struggled for players in the past, the home we turn to is our pitch, lovingly referred to as the 'Fortress'. We would like to give our pitch the makeover it deserves, and increase the brand appeal of the club; encouraging new players to join, keep existing players engaged and give our alumni a reason to return and see what is being done – and maybe even show us how it’s done at the next Old Boys Game!

We are very proud that over our history, we have never required an entrance fee or yearly subscription which is why we are now turning to our friends, supporters and alumni to help us achieve our goal. 

Where will the money go?

Our goal is to raise £2,000 to pay for a customised Churchill scoreboard and replace our rather thin and worn-out white post and flag protectors with a new, more thickly cushioned set in branded Churchill colours. These additions will vastly improve both the appeal and safety of the pitch area and give Churchill players a sense of place as they run out onto the 'Fortress' under the College crest and colours.

The scoreboard will be constructed by the College's talented in-house maintenance team and we have plans to make it double-sided to benefit the College Football Club whose pitch is adjacent to our own.

Any additional funds raised will go towards the acquisition of a Captain's board to recognise the time and effort past captains have put into the club over the years, as well as the creation of a kit replacement fund.


We have a wide range of rewards to thank everyone who donates, whatever the amount you might give.

Find us here

Website: www.chu.cam.ac.uk/student-hub/clubs-societies/rugby-club/ 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Churchill-College-RFC-273077903492641  

Help us succeed!

You don't need to donate to help us succeed! Please share this project with anyone you think would support us – over social media, telephone, email or in person. The more people who know about it, the more likely we are to make this work. Please give what you can! Any alumni who played – we’d love to hear from you! Get in touch and let us know what Rugby meant to you during your time at Churchill and any stories from your time on and off the pitch!