Taranaki Community Rugby Trust

Keeping Taranaki kids fit and active.



What is the Taranaki Community Rugby Trust? 

The Taranaki Community Rugby Trust (TCRT) is a Charitable Trust committed to nurturing and growing community Rugby in Taranaki. The TCRT was established solely to cater for the non-professional game and aims to see as many young people as possible enjoying the sport for years to come. 

As a dynamic and thriving charitable organisation, we are committed to providing grants which go directly to primary and secondary schools, clubs and age grade teams throughout Taranaki. Our grants allow these organisations to engage in innovative programmes to maximise participation and remove any barriers which prevent young people from becoming involved in rugby. 

Our belief is that it doesn’t matter what your background is, being involved in physical team sports is great for kids - both young and old. It improves physical, mental and social well-being health and fitness. 

In 2008 we established a dairy farm in South Taranaki, to help generate funds to support the TCRT. The farm is performing extremely well and we are confident it will continue to help fund community rugby for many years to come. 

As a charitable organisation, we rely on support from local businesses and individuals to help us achieve our goal of distributing more funds to rugby communities. We are encouraging everyone who is passionate about the sport to support us in protecting the spirit of grass roots rugby for future generations.

If you would like to help us to nurture community rugby for years to come, then please contact Will Johnston on 027 348 3831 or email will@trfu.co.nz.  

TCRT "Mucking In" Magazine

You can find out more about the TCRT and the work we're doing to support community rugby in the latest issue of our Mucking In Magazine.

Click here to download Mucking In Magazine, Issue 2, December 2013

Click here to download Mucking In Magazine, Issue 1, August 2013

Our Super Sponsors

Thank you to all those who have supported us, especially to our major sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor

Origin Energy

Gold Sponsors

FBT & Waverley Bulk Transport

Osflo Fertiliser

Walker Bros

Bronze Sponsors


Govett Quilliam



Taranaki Veterinary Centre


If you're interested in finding out more about our sponsorship packages, please email Will Johnston at will@trfu.co.nz or call 027 348 3831.

Leaving a legacy or making a donation to the TCRT

We look forward to a bright future and we hope that you will consider helping us to achieve our goals in the years ahead, by making a donation or a lasting gift to the TCRT in your will.

Your gift could help to provide support to schools, clubs and age grade teams throughout Taranaki, making sure that talented players from all backgrounds will always have the opportunity to fulfill their potential. Or you may want your gift to help support our farm project to ensure we can continue to generate funds which will directly benefit our rugby communities.

Whatever you choose to support, your legacy gift or donation will help the TCRT to build a secure financial platform that will enable us look to the future with confidence.

To find out more about how you can leave a legacy or make a donation to the TCRT, please click here to download our brochure or email us at will@trfu.co.nz or call 027 348 3831

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