Pembroke RFC has linked up with UK charity SOS Kit Aid to recycle some of their old, unused rugby kit overseas.
SOS Kit Aid collects old rugby kit, balls and boots, and stores the thousands of donated items at their central warehouses near Bath. Requests for kit are received via World Rugby, from clubs and communities all over the world.
Kit Aid volunteers then match up the requests to items they have in store. Over the last 20 years they have facilitated over 700 deliveries around the world benefiting over a third of a million young people.
Re-circulating this kit and equipment saves huge volumes of items from going to landfill, makes a positive impact on the lives of young people in disadvantaged communities across the world and fits into the modern day ‘green’ agenda.
Pembroke RFC are delighted to have set up this collaboration with SOS Kit Aid and were able to donate three full sets of old Pembroke RFC kits and 14 old training balls, as well as a number of sets of old boots and miscellaneous training shorts and tops.
Pembroke would encourage other clubs throughout the region to consider getting in touch, if they wish to donate at: www.soskitaid.com
Congratulations to Chloe Jones (Panthers player) on winning the £500 prize in the 150 Club Draw for May.
The club honoured the memory of Welsh rugby legend Phil Bennett earlier this season, when we played Felinfoel at home. The clubs joined together to hold a raffle to raise funds for his Foundation, which distributes funds to support disadvantaged, disabled and under privileged individuals.
The raffle was held last week and a donation of £200 will be made this week. Huge thanks goes to all of those who donated prizes and supported the cause. A full list of the prize winners is in the Club and posted on social media, with all winners asked to call to pick up their prizes.
The new Club website will be going live in the coming weeks and this will carry lots of information for everyone wanting to become a player, member and supporter of the club.
The new senior coaching team are already formulating their plans for the pre-season, now that the WRU League fixtures have been made public; the squad and club are really looking forward to locking horns and playing for a number of memorial trophies against many old local rivals.
Eleri Williams is running a summer trial this year, which will allow people of all ages to come along on Friday evenings throughout July to play a reduced numbers version of touch rugby.
Anyone or any group wanting to participate should simply turn up at the ground around 6.30 pm, when the organisers will be putting the schedule for the evenings matches together.