Requests for Donations
Each year, RugbyWA receive numerous requests for support including player appearances, signed merchandise and match day tickets from a variety of worthy causes. Unfortunately, we are unable to meet every request. However, we will attempt to help where we can in accordance with the following criteria and process. All requests must be made via the appropriate form and submitted at least one (1) month prior to the event or activity. Please include a cover letter on company letterhead with an appropriate authority.
Merchandise Requests – We do not provide cash donations but are in a position to offer signed merchandise. All requests must meet the criteria set out below to qualify. Those requests that qualify are entered into a monthly ballot . If you are awarded an item, it must be used for its stated purpose – please notify RugbyWA soon after the event of how much money your item raised for the cause (photos of your event/fundraiser would also be appreciated). If a charity, school, event or community group is awarded a merchandise item, it may not receive a further item until at least 12 months later. Click here for the Donation Request Application Form.
Autographs – Due to the overwhelming number of requests for player autographs, we will not accept, nor take responsibility for, merchandise sent to RugbyWA/Western Force for signing. Player signatures can be sought at public training sessions. Please check the website for details.
Player Appearance Requests
The availability of players for appearances is extremely limited due to their travel, training and playing commitments. Their schedules are often subject to late change. RugbyWA/Western Force will not be held liable for the cancellation of an approved player appearance, and/or the replacement of an approved player with another player. All requests for a player appearance must meet the Criteria set out below to qualify. Click here for the Player Appearance Request Form.
1. Your request must address at least one of the following categories:
a) Junior Rugby Development – support rugby at the grassroots level.
b) Youth and Education – help young people build purposeful lives by providing the right pathway.
c) Health and Wellbeing – help improve health and wellbeing in the community.
2. The charity, school, event or community group making the request must not be associated with any conflicting sponsors of RugbyWA/Western Force.
i) Please be aware that if your request satisfies the Criteria set out above, there is no guarantee it will be met due to the overwhelming demand for support.
ii) If your request does NOT meet the above Criteria, it will not be serviced.