The Australian Rugby Foundation were the official charity partner of the HSBC Sydney 7s held between Friday 26th January and Sunday 28th January 2018 at Allianz Stadium, Sydney.
As the official charity partner for the HSBC Sydney 7s Tournament, all funds that were raised during the three days will go directly to the Foundation's grassroots and community initiatives. The Australian Rugby Foundation supports Rugby Australia's vision to grow rugby, by investing in grassroots/community rugby initiatives to inspire all Australians to enjoy our great global game.
All funds raised from the Sydney 7s is going directly into providing additional funding for Grassroots coach education and developing a Rugby Fundraising toolkit to assist all clubs with their fundraising efforts.
The Australian Rugby Foundation partnered with the 50/50 Charity Raffle to bring the 50-50 raffle to Sydney 7s.
Across all 3 days we had ticket sellers roaming the stadium and for as little as $5 you went into the running to win big!
All the tickets sold went into a pool with the total amount accumulating over the 3 days. On Sunday evening, the lucky winner was drawn and took home 50% of the total amount.
With the help of all you rugby supporters, The Australian Rugby Foundation raised a total of $11585.50. These funds are going directly to Grassroots Rugby.
Congratulations to our winner and keep your eyes out for 50/50 staff at future Rugby Australia events.
Try Time was hugely successful over the Sydney 7s weekend with the Australian Men's and Women's teams crossing the line for a total of 61 Tries, with both teams taking home the cup.
For every try scored by an Australian player during the Tournament, the Australian Rugby Foundation donated $500 to Rugby's grassroots initiatives. That resulted in the Australian Rugby Foundation donating $30500 in total to Grassroots Rugby and Grassroots coaching development.
Try Time will continue for every domestic match played by any Australian Team this year.
It is never too late to make your TRY TIME Donation. If you would like to be part of this worthwhile campaign please make a Try Time $500 tax-deductible donation to the Australian Rugby Foundation Grassroots Fundraising campaign.