The Horowhenua Kapiti Rugby Football Union have continued their long-established support for clubs in 2020 to assist clubs through the challenging economic climate bought on by Covid-19.
The assistance aims to help clubs support their members by minimising barriers to player participation. This includes no affiliation fees and no costs for clubs to enter senior and junior club rugby competitions in Horowhenua Kapiti, a move that has been in place for over a decade.
Along with this, the Horowhenua Kapiti Rugby Football Union supplies free balls for each senior, secondary school and junior rugby team, along with free mouthguards for all junior rugby players.
Horowhenua Kapiti Chief Executive Officer, Corey Kennett, said the union wanted to help clubs where possible. “We understand that a lot of our clubs are facing tough times financially and they form a vital role in our community.”
“It’s key for us to take away any potential barriers that may stop players from playing rugby or our clubs entering teams into competitions.”
The Horowhenua Kapiti Rugby Football Union will be donating $1000 to each of their nine clubs for a fixed expense or first aid to help alleviate any financial pressure bought on by Covid-19 and the shortened club rugby season.
Kennett added that while the Horowhenua Kapiti Rugby Football Union are not always able to assist with monetary donations to clubs, he is proud that the HKRFU is in a position where they can remove expenditure and financial burden from clubs.