Founded in 2016 as a student club, the Ravens Men’s Rugby Team has experienced tremendous growth. Following two successful seasons as a student club, the Ravens Men’s Rugby Team was recognized by the Carleton University Athletics department as a competitive club in 2018.
Under student management and the leadership of head coach LeeAnn Napiorkowski, the team has grown in both membership and in competitiveness. Since becoming a competitive club in 2018, the team has posted an 11-1 record and has claimed the title of Scholars League Champions in back-to-back seasons.
We’re looking for donations to help grow the Men’s Rugby Program at Carleton University.
Our team consists of over 50 dedicated and hardworking Carleton University student-athletes who balance their sport with work, school and volunteering. As a club, we also help to facilitate Ottawa Mixed Ability Rugby, which looks to bring the world of rugby to everyone, specifically those with physical and mental disabilities.
As well as the impact our team has faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ravens Men’s Rugby Alumni group is very small. This means that our team relies heavily on individual player dues as well as the generous support of donors to ensure its players can represent Carleton to the best of their abilities.
Funds raised through this campaign will go directly towards subsidizing the growth of the Ravens Men’s Rugby Program over the next few years. It is important to us that rugby be inclusive to all those who wish to play, regardless of the financial barriers.
Most specifically, this fund will go towards minimizing the cost of play for the students that make up our club as well as subsidize the cost of new equipment, field rentals, and travel expenses.
Through your donation, you are helping to make sports more accessible for all. By supporting the Ravens Men’s Rugby Program, you are not only supporting the rugby community as a whole but you’re also supporting the dedicated young men who make up our team.