NSW Rugby has welcomed Edstart on board for 2020, launching the Edstart Junior Rugby Scholarship Program.
Edstart – a company specialising in financing education costs for families – will feature on the front of NSW Rugby referee’s uniforms across the Sydney Metropolitan area.
This new agreement will see them play an active role in supporting the next generation of rugby talent in New South Wales.
Founded by a passionate team of Australian education and finance specialists, Edstart believe in the power of education. Their mission is to help children access a great education and reach their potential.
Edstart are committed to supporting families and give them peace of mind their school fees are paid on time, every time.
As part of that commitment, Edstart’s Junior Rugby Scholarship Program will cover the cost to families associated with rugby for an entire year, while in other instances allowing these costs to be incorporated into existing payment plans.
Edstart CEO, Jack Stevens was excited about the new partnership with NSW Rugby.
"Edstart is getting involved with NSW Rugby as we’re already helping many families manage their school fees as well as rugby and travel costs. We wanted to take that to the next level and get more involved with the rugby community, especially at the grassroots level,” Stevens said.
"One of the things we’re most excited about is launching the Edstart Junior Rugby Scholarship Program where we’re able to help ease the burden of the cost of getting kids into and having a go at rugby."
NSWRU General Manager of Rugby, Tim Rapp said that Edstart’s commitment to supporting grassroots rugby aligned perfectly with NSW Rugby’s commitment to junior development.
“We’re focused on developing talent through all the avenues that are available to young players in New South Wales, be it in club or school competitions,” Rapp said.
“Our Development Officers do great work in encouraging kids to get into rugby and enjoy the game, and from there we can also select talented players to join our representative age groups and Academy.
“Edstart want to assist children and their families with being involved in the game and that can only be a positive thing, it’s great to have a company on board with NSW Rugby that are so passionate about rugby.”
To find out more about Edstart head to https://edstart.com.au/