The Crossley Heath Rugby Development Fund (CHRDF) is a group of parents who have formed a small committee to support rugby at the School. The group was initially set up in 2000 to help fund the first major tour to Canada. Since then it has continued to support bi-annual trips to Australasia for year groups 11 and 12 and trips to Canada for year groups 9 and 10 in the alternating years. There is also an annual trip to Wales for year group 8. Financial assistance is given to many aspects of Crossley Heath Rugby – coaching, kit, catering etc., and every attempt is made to ensure that all boys wishing, and selected, to tour are not prevented from doing so due to financial implications.
To date we are proud to say that this aim has always been achieved. There are many ways for parents, friends and guardians to support school rugby. Sponsorship and support of fundraising events and activities are vital if we are to continue and maintain our objective and ensure the future of rugby at Crossley Heath School.
Volunteering to help in the match day kitchen for example is something everyone can get involved with and is not only an ideal way of meeting other parents and players, but an essential part in the smooth running of all home games.
The ‘CHRDF’ welcomes all areas of help, ideas and support and we look forward to meeting you at one of our many ‘Fund Raising Events’ in due course. If you would like to know more about getting involved with the CHRDF, please contact Mr Hale via school, any committee member or any of the volunteers in the kitchen on match days. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month during term time in the school Conference Suite . We would particularly like to welcome new members, especially from our new intake.
For further information, please contact Jo Graham, Chair- Jo.Graham@capita.co.uk