The IRFU’s Your Club Your Country Grand Draw fundraising scheme has entered its fifth year and to date the initiative has raised over €2.5 million for Clubs.
The Ulster Bank backed initiative allows Clubs to sell up to 1,000 tickets at €10 per ticket and retain 100% of the ticket sale revenue. The IRFU and its partners supply the prizes for the Your Club Your Country Grand Draw ensuring Clubs reap the maximum benefit from the fundraising scheme.
In 2014 the Your Club Your Country Grand Draw raised over €650,000 for the 165 participating Clubs. Registration is now open to Clubs for the 2015 Your Club Your Country Grand Draw.
Martin O’Sullivan, President of the IRFU, commented, “It is great to see that the Your Club Your Country Grand Draw is continuing to assist Clubs in their fundraising initiatives. The IRFU would like to thank all of its partners for their continued support of this important revenue generator for Clubs. Special mention must also go to Ulster Bank for their continuing support of the Draw and for their ongoing investment in the Club game.”
Jason Campbell, Director Corporate and Institutional Banking, Ulster Bank, added, “Ulster Bank are dedicated to the future of Irish rugby and supporting clubs plays a fundamental role in this. We understand the difficulties that clubs have when it comes to funding and we are delighted to once again be involved in the IRFU’s Your Club Your Country Grand Draw which will no doubt be another successful fundraising initiative for many clubs.”
Clubs can register for the Your Club Your Country Grand Draw by contacting the IRFU. The draw will take place on 16th November, 2015 and will be broadcast on Irish Rugby TV on www.irishrugby.ie.
Once registered for the scheme Clubs will receive Your Club Your Country Grand Drawpacks from 14th September which will contain promotional posters and the all-important Grand Draw tickets. All sold and unsold tickets must be returned to the IRFU before 5pm on 4th November 2015.