Help us to chase our rugby dream!
Hello to all who are not uncaring for women’s rugby!
Since we as Czech National Rugby Women XV faced an existentional crisis due to lack of financial support from Czech Rugby Union, prospects for following season weren‘t not easy for us. Especially when we were not allowed to enter the European Championship, where we last year gain respect for our fighting spirit a courage. But this story has a happy ending – at least we hope for it!
Rugby is more then just a hobby for each of one player or crew member, because it needs lot of time, determination, desire to train to the full, sacrifise and support. Yet beeing a rugby player is not what we do for living, we have full-time jobs or study at university. Not just a moral support from families, friends or fans, but financial support which is quite vital for getting better and enhancing our skills on the pitch. But we do not give up! We try to work as a team and procure everything by ourselves – from pitch, to traing equipment, accommodation or lunch during training camps. So in a nutshell: what we do not get, we do not have. But ragby players are fighters, aren’t they?
We pushed ourselves from the bottom and thanks to passion for this sport and love to our nation, we sweat the blood not only on trainings, but also on cheating days when we earned money from selling home-made prepared cakes and snacks during other cathegory’stournaments and games. These events were awesome opportunities to attract people from rugby enviroment to situation with Women National XV team and show that a woman can do her best not only in the kitchen, but there is a place for woman in maul, ruck or scrum as well.
Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline, Sportmanship. Those are rugby values we want to show on the European Championship in Switzerland when representing our country. But without your support in this crowfunding, it will be very difficult for us to attend this big event. Since half of the team are still students and this tournament will be paid from our own pockets.
If you are willing to support us during our dream journey, your help would be much appreciated and be sure your good deed will be written in our hearts!
For more information, photos and actions from our traings, please follow hastag #MayTheRugbyBeWithYou.