Snowy Hydro heads up Brumbies Community Matters

The University of Canberra Brumbies are proud to announce Snowy Hydro SouthCare as their No. 1 Ticket Holder for the 2012 Super Rugby season.

Servicing the ACT and South Eastern NSW, the Snowy Hydro helicopter assists in countless rescue operations every year thanks to the work of some of Australia’s finest pilots, doctors, ground crew, engineers and intensive-care paramedics.

The announcement is just one element of a new umbrella program the University of Canberra Brumbies have also launched today known as the Brumbies Community Matters.

Brumbies Community Matters will capture the significant amount of community engagement activity that the Club participates in. There are four key pillars that underpin Community Matters.

Some of the key initiatives are that fall within these pillars are as follows:

1.    Schools Programs
•    Brumbies Rugby School Camps
•    School Rugby sampling programs including Brumby Jack Attack
•    Brumbies Rugby coordinated participating competitions including College 7’s
•    School support via ticketing, merchandise and fundraising

2.    Community Clubs
•    Development camps for community clubs
•    Coaching support and coordination of coaching development and certification
•    Try Rugby program
•    5300 free memberships to every junior registered player
•    All senior listed Brumbies players linked with local clubs

3.    Player Engagement
•    In excess of 200 player appearances at community based activities (hospitals, schools, charities etc) each year
•    Open training sessions at Griffith for the public to attend
•    Ad hoc support of community request

4.    Community and Charitable Organisations
•    Community and Charitable organisation appointed Brumbies Number 1 ticket holder
•    Appointment of eight match-day charities
•    Ad hoc support of over 30 other community based organisations annually.

Snowy Hydro SouthCare and Brumbies Rugby have much in common. Both govern an identical geographical area, have similar history in terms of our existence and creation being born out of the ACT in the mid-late 1990’s, are highly recognisable not for profit organisations who share the aim of giving back and being a resource for the community.

Through schools, rugby clubs, charity events and community organisations, the University of Canberra Brumbies are working hard to make the ACT and its surrounding regions a better place to live.

2012 shapes as a year of big changes at the University of Canberra Brumbies and we want the ACT and its surrounding regions to feel a part of it.