About the project

Funds raised via The Rugby Club of Victoria Foundation go directly to growing Rugby in Victoria.

In 2019 in a State with more than 6.3 million people, 3751 Victorians registered to play XVs rugby. 

Columbia had more registered rugby players. 

Singapore had more than 10,000 registered players, with a population of just 5.5m. 

Aussie Rules had more than 75 registered players in Victoria for every 1 registered rugby player. 


We can do better. 


Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see the number of people playing rugby in Victoria double in 5 years?

There is no shortage of good ideas for growing rugby in Victoria. What is in short supply is funds and resources – experience, organisational capability, influence – to bring those ideas to life.

The Rugby Club of Victoria raises funds to grow the game in Victoria and through the networks of its members, helps to find the resources necessary to give each growth initiative the best chance of success.

Our members meet regularly to discuss growth initiatives brought to us by the Victorian Rugby community. Club members then collectively decide whether to fund an initiative and what further resources can be offered.

At following meetings we hear back from initiatives that we supported, what worked, what didn't and what's next.

While we all support different Clubs, Schools, Provincial and National teams, we are united by a love of Rugby and a desire to see more people play the world's most popular contact sport.  

If you love rugby, join us as we take on one of the biggest challenges in sport! You can actively participate in the growth of Rugby in Victoria with every dollar donated.

The Rugby Club of Victoria is an independent organisation, not affiliated with the Melbourne Rebels or Rugby Victoria.

The Rugby Club of Victoria Foundation is the fundraising arm of The Rugby Club of Victoria.

The Club’s Purposes are:

Welcome: To provide social opportunities for people who love Rugby to come together, share their passion for the game and pursue friendship.

Engage: To promote and encourage the playing of Rugby in Victoria in all its forms, including, but not limited to 15-a-side, 10-a-side, 7-a-side and non-contact versions of the game.

Embrace: To burnish the values of Rugby, through the actions of members and activities of the Club.

  • Justin Bown

    Let's grow rugby in Victoria!

  • Rob Hines

    Pleased to support the growth of Community Rugby in Victoria

  • Peter Williams

    Well done, this is a great club.

  • Rob Flude

    Fantastic initiative and can't wait to see the outcomes which will help rugby grow and flourish at all levels in this State.

  • Rob Hines

    Delighted to support the growth of Rugby in Victoria. Any initiative that provides opportunities for the people of Victoria to enjoy this great game, from schoolboys and girls, through club rugby, the Rebels and the Wallabies, has my support.

  • Tom OBrien

    Looking forward to seeing the rugby community of Victoria get behind some worthy projects in our State.

  • Jim Richards

    Please to support The Rugby Club of Victoria effort to grow participation in Victoria Rugby at grassroots!

  • Michael Maher

    It is vital we support young people getting outside and being active. And rugby is the perfect vehicle to achieve this aim.

  • Peter Williams

    Lets's get behind this club and grow the game.

  • Peter Leahy

    Great initiative

  • Tom Harris

    glad to help grow rugby in this great state

  • John Anderson

    So excited to be part of and see this live and ready to make a difference John

  • Justin Bown

    Proud to support the growth of Rugby in Victoria!

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