OURFC Launch The 1869 Society



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An important message from our President, Sir Ivor Roberts.

Dear Friends and Members,

These are challenging times for OURFC. In the past, most of our annual income has come from sponsorship of the Varsity Match. However, with sponsorship proving more difficult to secure, and with no current sponsor of the Varsity Matches or the Club, we have been forced to reduce our expenditure, scale back our programme, and dip ever deeper into our reserves to keep the Club afloat. This practice is not sustainable and cannot be allowed to continue.

Working closely with the University, we have put in place a more robust financial plan to secure the long-term future of the Club. This includes raising funds to establish a permanent endowment; lobbying for increased support from the University; and, of course, continuing to seek sponsorship – wherever it might be available. In short, we are asking everyone to play their part in OURFC’s future: the University, corporate sponsors and major donors alike.

And it is in this same spirit of participation that we now encourage you to play your part by joining our brand new supporters club – ‘The 1869 Society’. Named in honour of our year of foundation, The 1869 Society will aim to provide a regular and reliable ongoing source of funds for OURFC, amassed from the Club’s many supporters and members. We are delighted to offer you the opportunity to join; to receive a brochure with further details please email the club at ourfc@sport.ox.ac.uk

This is a great opportunity to have a stake in the future of OURFC, so please join The 1869 Society today.


With thanks, in advance, for your support.

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