The Taranaki foundations join forces with the region’s rugby union
Taranaki Foundation Managing Director Josh Hickford, left, and Taranaki Rugby Managing Director Laurence Corlett, have teamed up and the foundation is now the union’s official charitable partner.
Two Taranaki foundations have joined forces with the region’s rugby union.
The Toi Foundation, formerly the TSB Community Trust, is sponsoring the Taranaki Whio Women’s Team for the 2021 Farah Palmer Cup and the Taranaki Foundation has been announced as the union’s official charitable partner.
The women’s team will be known as Toi Foundation Taranaki Whio this season and the organization’s branding will be on the front of the jersey.
In an emailed statement, the union said the partnership recognizes the Toi Foundation’s significant support for amateur gaming in the region.
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Taranaki Rugby Executive Director Laurence Corlett said funding from the Toi Foundation has helped deliver community rugby programs in Taranaki to those who may not necessarily have opportunities.
“We are grateful for the support of the Toi Foundation which helps us provide amateur community rugby here in Taranaki. The Toi Foundation helps us ensure that rugby thrives across the province, organize free vacation programs for participants and allow our staff to enter all schools, so that no tamariki misses a beat. opportunity to get involved in rugby.
This year, the Farah Palmer Cup will be split into a Premiership and a Championship, with the Whio in the Championship alongside Manawatū, Tasman, North Harbor, Northland and Hawke’s Bay.
The season kicks off on Saturday July 24 with an away game against Manawatu. Their home opener is against Tasman at TET Stadium & Events Center in Inglewood on Saturday, July 31.
Meanwhile, the union’s partnership with the Taranaki Foundation will see the two collaborating to raise awareness in the community and inspire local generosity.
The Taranaki Foundation is a charitable foundation whose vision is to foster and strengthen the prosperity of the region through community giving, partnerships and philanthropy.
In an emailed statement, Corlett said he was delighted to welcome the Taranaki Foundation to his family of partners.
He said the partnership was a great opportunity to raise the profile of the Taranaki Foundation in the rugby community.
“We believe that the Taranaki Foundation fits in perfectly with the TRFU, it only grants to local causes and as all donations are invested in perpetuity, the money given is not just spent and gone, it is there for the future by providing an intergenerational legacy for our Taranaki community.
Taranaki Foundation CEO Josh Hickford said the organization is proud to be associated with a region close to its heart.
“We are committed to inspiring donations and supporting the passionate locals who do great things in Taranaki. We saw this partnership with Taranaki Rugby as a real opportunity to align our values and we are delighted to be working with their team. “