Eastleigh rugby juniors help kick hunger in to touch

ERFC Juniors food bank donations

Players and families at Eastleigh Rugby Football club show their community spirit with an outstanding collection for Eastleigh Basics Bank.

Since returning to training after the second lockdown the club has been taking donations for the food bank at their regular Sunday training sessions. Over 300 items have been donated this week alone, ranging from beans to biscuits and spaghetti to sanitary products. These will be made available through Eastleigh Basics Bank to those who need it the most.

Junior club chairman, Paul Tiller, expressed his gratitude to the club members for their generosity, commenting,

‘I can’t thank our players, parents and supporters enough for their overwhelming generosity. Our Rugby for Good initiative is striving to have an impact in our wider community, and these donations will make a real difference to people’s lives.’

Eastleigh RFC Juniors pride themselves on being a family and community focussed rugby club. Whilst it has been a tough year for the sport, the players, families, and volunteers recognise that there are many others in the local community who are struggling just to put food on the table. At Christmas time in this COVID wracked year this is brought into even sharper relief.

The club train regularly through the rugby season at The Hub, Bishopstoke Road, Eastleigh. Training sessions are held on a Sunday morning for all age groups and additionally mid-week for older players. They are a family friendly, volunteer run club whose mission is to provide a safe, fun environment where all children of school age can learn to play, compete and enjoy the game of Rugby Union at all levels of ability. More information can be found at https://www.eastleighpiratesrfc.com