Andrew Forrest’s commitment to throw the full spectrum of his support into saving the Road Safety Western Force has now been extended to also supporting the development and growth of community rugby in WA at the grass roots level.
The announcement this morning that his support now includes the offer of unsecured and interest-free loans to those supporters who really want to join the “Own the Force” fund but can’t afford to and that the repayment of those loans will be made to RugbyWA, not Mr Forrest also benefits community rugby.
This generous offer fits with both Mr Forest and RugbyWA’s objective for the Road Safety Western Force to be a community owned organisation through a successful “Own the Force” fundraising but also provides direct support to WA’s rugby community through the repayments of the loans going into the development of grass roots rugby.
“Andrew’s idea of promoting community participation by doubling the benefit for the cause will have a wonderful impact on both the professional game but more importantly provide funds for RugbyWA to support the growth of grass roots rugby in Western Australia at the community level ranging from our under 6’s through to junior and schoolboy rugby, women’s rugby and clubs both in Perth and regional areas.” Said Mr Howarth Rugby WA’s Chairman.
“We are looking forward to sitting down with Andrew to work through the implementation of the proposal.”
RugbyWA also adds its’ support to Andrew’s voice off the back of this groundbreaking support for Rugby in WA that the ARU should lead, not just litigate and confirm its past commitments to rugby as a national game.