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Melbourne Rugby Union Football Club
Melbourne Rugby Union Football Club is one of the two oldest clubs in Victoria (the other being Melbourne University Rugby Football Club). Officially established in 1926, some 38 years Melbourne Rugby Union Football after the first game of rugby was played in Victoria, under the 'Melbourne Rugby Union' banner. The first rugby union games were played in Victoria were in 1888. Three games are recorded as being played that year:- Club one against an English touring team and two against a New Zealand Maoris side. All three resulted in losses - but the game they play in heaven had arrived in Victoria. Sponsorship Proposal Our vision: Until the establishment of Melbourne Rugby club, Victorian rugby was a somewhat stop start affair, due in no small part to MRUFC is the club of choice for rugby World War I. The Victorian Rugby Union (VRU) was also established in early 1926 which, in turn, led to the Our mission: commencement, later that year of four more clubs, namely St MELBOURNE RUGBY UNION Kilda, Kiwis, Navy and Air Force. FOOTBALL CLUB Melbourne Rugby Union Football Club is committed to providing the opportunity for our members and the During the period 1930-35, Mr D.L. Cowper became the club's local community to enjoy Rugby Union and all and Victoria's first Australian international representative and, aspects of the game. We also desire to create a in 1933, captained Australia against the Springboks in South Club Address: centre of excellence for Rugby Union to foster Africa. Charles Lux Pavilion, Toorak Park, development for the future of the sport. In the early days of the late 1920s and 1930s, Melbourne 580 Orrong Rd, Armadale, Melbourne Victoria Our values: Rugby Club's motto of that era was "Praemia Post Habeas Ludo" (loosely translated as "After the Battle, Enjoy the Phone: 0400 020 300 Melbourne Rugby Union Football Club is committed Prize"). Following the club's amalgamation in 1939 with Old Fax: 03 8601 7099 to the provision of a high level of participation, safety, Boys Rugby Club and prior to his departure, that year, to E-mail: military duties in World War II, the club accepted the family and community spirit and opportunity in Rugby recommendation of club member E.E."Weary" Dunlop, that email@example.com Union throughout our local community and Victoria. It the rampant unicorn become the club emblem along with his Web: aims to provide all members with fair competition; suggested new club motto "Never a step backward" www.melbournerugby.com.au access to high standard coaching, grounds and Postal Address: facilities, and equity at all levels. Both the emblem and the motto along with the club's victory P.O. Box 192, South Yarra, VIC, 3141 song "We're on the Road With Melbourne's Army" are still Our Aim: deeply embedded in the Melbourne Rugby Club 'psyche.' Home Ground: Another mark of recognition of Melbourne RUFC was Romanis Reserve, Orrong Park, •Field competitive teams in a club environment where introduced by R.I. Kingman in the early Sixties. The sound of Orrong Rd, Prahran, Melbourne they can enjoy themselves both on and off the field. 'Who's that man with the big red nose' has become Victoria synonymous with MRUFC throughout Victorian rugby circles. •Develop a strong sense of unity in the club and local community. In 1959 MRUFC gained the rights to play on Romanis Reserve. Commonly known as Orrong Park, it is situated on Orrong Road, between High Street and Malvern Roads, Prahran, and is regarded as one of the best playing surfaces in the Victorian union. ‘the club of choice for rugby’ Seniors Juniors Bronze (Backs) – Friends Of the MRUFC Gold (Tight Five) incl Naming Silver (Back Row) incl Naming Rights Rights MRUFC Friend $200pa Firsts Jersey’s $4000 pa Jersey’s $500 pa per team – current teams are Package includes: Under 6, Under 8, Under 10 and Under 12’s Seconds Jersey’s $2000 pa Name on sponsors board in stairwell Shorts See above Colts Jersey’s $2000 pa Name on web page directory Package includes: Thirds Jersey’s $1000pa Name in each newsletter One ticket to a Pres club lunch Shorts $2500pa Our eternal thanks Logo on sponsors board in stairwell (smaller size Package includes: than Gold) Other opportunities One ticket to each Pres club lunch. Logo on web page directory Goal Post Protectors - Cost plus $1000 pa Logo on sponsors board in stairwell Logo in each newsletter Signage on ground - Cost plus $500 pa Logo on web page directory Signage at Presidents Club Lunches - Cost plus $1000 Logo in each newsletter Club Contacts: ID cards (Seniors) $500 Jed Macartney – President ID Cards (Juniors) $500 Telephone: 0418 126 267 Package includes: Our true real selling point to vendors and Email: firstname.lastname@example.org potential sponsors is access to 300+ rugby club One ticket to a Pres club lunch group mailing list and newsletter, as well as the David Kennedy – Secretary ability for one of a kind potential marketing Logo on sponsors board in stairwell (smaller size exposure to 500+ rugby fans and spectators Telephone: 0400 020 300 than Gold) each weekend during the season. Email: email@example.com Logo on web page directory Logo in each newsletter
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