We have been through some difficult times in our 112 years & have overcome all of them together, shoulder to shoulder, standing above the rest. Now, we are facing one of our greatest ever challenges, one that we will only overcome together.
The unprecedented situation caused by COVID -19 has put at risk the operations of the Club. Without the income generated from broadcast & match days, the viability of the Club has been put at risk. We need to ensure that when we are able to return to the playing field - we are in a position to do so in our rightful place as the pride of the league.
We have stood down 90% of our staff without pay & have suspended most Club operations in an effort to preserve our limited cash reserves & secure the survival of the Club. In the true spirit of the Rabbitohs many Rabbitohs Members - spearheaded by the Burrow – have approached the Club looking for an opportunity to support us through this challenge. In fact, we have been inundated with messages of support from our Members and wider fan base asking how they can help. We hope this platform provides a simple way for those passionate fans to contribute.
Our Members and supporters have encouraged us to establish a facility where they can directly support the Club to re-employ staff, in order to keep the Club operating effectively and provide the services that our Members & supporters have come to expect.
Through the Club's fundraising partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation, donations to this appeal are tax-deductible.
Funds raised will support the day to day running of core functions including re-employing Rabbitohs staff across the business to ensure that the Club can remain viable into the future and provide ongoing services to Rabbitohs Members & supporters.
We know that everyone is doing it tough right now and we thank our Rabbitohs family for their support – we will meet this challenge together.