Hull KR Womens’ And Girls’ Team Charity Fundraiser.
During the Covid 19 pandemic, both the women’s and girls’ team pledged to run 100k in May to raise funds for their team during their halted season. Covid 19 has tested the players in their own personal training and development, they have trained individually following the current government guidelines. Under the idea and direction of team nutritionist Shellie McIntyre, a Gofundme page was set up and the team where tasked to individually complete 100k in May. The teams have raised £610 to date, with cash donations still coming in.
Michelle McIntyre said: “The Community Trust and the club have been so supportive with the development of the women and girl’s teams, I only joined as the nutritionist at the beginning of the year and have seen first-hand how the community coaching staff, Ben Parker and Joe Wardill have brought the teams from an idea to a fully flourishing set of determined women.
“I thought of the task when I noticed the women needed something to aim for, I know during these testing times all community led clubs may encounter a cash flow problem due to them relying on fundraising and donations. I decided we should do something to give back to Hull Kr community trust for their efforts in setting up the team and getting the ladies to where they are now.
“I was especially grateful when Hull KR’s prop Mose Masoe was the first to donate, he has been seen supporting the women at games and I thought that is exactly what Hull KR are all about. Even whilst enduring his rehabilitation he can still think selflessly of others. This is what Hull KR is all about, a family club with an amazing trust who go out of their way in our community. I’m very proud to say, I have been a supporter of all my life.”
Women’s Co Captain Sara Lynes said: “I waited a very long time for a Hull KR women’s team to start, we want to make sure we have the funding to continue for when we get back.
“We wear the KR shirt however we support ourselves financially, we fully understand that once we are able to train and play again, we will have some further hurdles to face.
“By staying in constant contact virtually and supporting each other in tasks like these, we have shown our solidarity and determination to get back on the pitch and do the Community Trust and club proud. I am extremely proud of all the players for their hard work during the pandemic.”
75% of the women’s team are key workers, from a police officer, nurses and NHS workers, carers, retail, transport, teachers and many more essential services. The women have shown pure strength in adversity in these testing times and have completed every task with pride for the Rovers badge on their shirts.
Supporters can donate to the team’s go fund me page via the link below.
Written by CJ Adams-Richardson.Back To Latest News +