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Foundation Continuing Success

North Wales Crusaders Foundation, the club's community charity, has posted impressive growth in it quarter two, with over 5,000 people engaging in it's projects across the North Wales region between December 2023 and February 2024.

The foundation has concentrated on six key projects detailed within its quarter two report, delivering a total of 197 hours of work in the community.

The six projects include a continuation of the delivery of the rugby memories scheme whereby the foundation has delivered interactive sessions such as chair-based exercises, walking rugby and rugby memorabilia, already seeing a positive impact on people living with dementia.

Working with younger members of our community, the foundation has engaged with school children through delivery of TAG sessions and healthy school assemblies.

The ever popular Special Educational Needs programme which launched in September has also grown, with our community development officer delivering a range of fun and exciting, non-contact rugby sessions at specialist schools across the region. 

Outside of schools, the Mini Crusaders have returned to training with the additional launch of two new hub sites.

Players have also had the opportunity to take to the field at Eirias Park prior to North Wales Crusaders games, engaging the future generation of Crusaders stars for both the men's and women's first-teams.


Looking back on the past three months, Nick Settle, Head of Foundation, said they had delivered a wide range of exciting projects in the community: 


"It is really pleasing to reach more individuals than ever, up 43% from Quarter One to Two (3,777 to 5,398). Achieving these numbers is enormous for us as a small charity. We only have one delivery staff member through our Community Development Officer, Jonathan Burgess, who is doing a fantastic job out in the community. We have expanded the Charity's delivery into Gwynedd for the very first time. Jonathan has been to local schools to promote our Mini Crusaders Bangor hub, which was launched in mid-March.


"Our Rugby Memories and Special Needs Education funded programmes have ended this quarter with positive feedback from participants and the organisations we have supported.  Our partners have told us that there is a clear need and desire to continue these projects.  As a charity, we are looking for potential partners who want to support us in delivering these impactful programmes.


"Looking forward, we have exciting new initiatives coming up. These include our Mini Crusaders, which have just launched with over 150 registered children, and Crusaders Development Pathways for under 12s and 14s, to be launched in April.  Finally, a new 'Tackle Change' project will support young people through a rugby-based programme whilst helping reduce anti-social behaviour in the local community."

Supporting The Foundation

You can support the North Wales Crusaders Foundation in many ways.

This could be simply volunteering, financial support, helping us grow and expand community projects or supporting the development of our staff.

An easy way to support our Foundation is to become one of our Business Champions.

As a Champion you will receive many benefits including, supporting your local community, raising your company’s profile and being part of our family.


NWCF Quarterly Report Feb 2024
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