Bay of Plenty Rugby Union staff have a dedicated platform to connect and give back to their community!

We want to connect with a local charity or community groups to help support and build a prosperous community. This activity also enhances our own team's wellbeing through the sense of giving back and helping the people in our own backyard.

To apply please complete the application form by clicking here.

Applications open for projects to be undertaken between 1st November - 30th November. Applications close September 30th.

For further information, please contact Neil Alton, Bay of Plenty Rugby Union General Manager - Rugby at or 021 570 911 

How will we do this?

  • Our staff will work together on three separate days to contribute to projects in local communities.
  • Three Give Back days will be undertaken across the region
  • Our expectation of a day is considered a 9am-3pm commitment or equivalent 6-hour period.
  • BOPRU will liaise with schools and clubs, to ensure that we are assisting our communities in the best way we can.
  • Our BOPRU Presidents group will also help us to connect with the right opportunities in the right area.


  • We have an application process to ensure transparency, a clear purpose of how these days are allocated and how they benefit the community.
  • Community Give Back Day applications must clearly communicate their purpose and who the beneficiaries are.
  • All give back activity needs to align with the values of the BOPRU.
  • Any Community Engagement Day activity should not put any staff in danger or impose a health and safety risk e.g chain sawing trees, working alone risks. 
  • You may want a few of us to support you, that's great! Our team is able to complete their Give Back Day as a group.