The Australian Rugby Foundation (ARF) is Rugby Australia’s national fundraising body and since kicking off in 2014 we’ve made a significant contribution to the game from the grassroots to the elite. Our mandate is to support Rugby Australia as well as Rugby in Australia with the overarching goal of increasing the investment in to rugby around the country and across all aspects of the game. To achieve this, we work with generous supporters from around the world who make philanthropic tax-deductible donations as well as host domestic and international fundraising events. We are thrilled to see that tax-deductible donations into Australian Rugby increased by 44% compared to the previous year. We are extremely proud to have supported the state unions and community clubs as part of our national fundraising strategy in order to achieve this incredible result.