@Davesofthunder said in Raeburn Shield:
@Rembrandt said in Raeburn Shield:
@Davesofthunder Out of interest has there been any thought into creating a physical shield and then perhaps offering it up for a match? The big unions might not care too much but if it headed to Japan again they might show some interest. Might even be able to crowdfund its creation.
Had some discussion with the company Thomas Lyte who make loads of shields/trophies and are the caretakers of the Webb Ellis trophy for example.
Have some costings from them and have looked at running a crowd funding campaign to get it made.
Probably one I will look to set up in he nearish future. Probably need £10,000 minimum to get started but it was interesting how they structure these things with allowing winners to purchase their own replicas to keep etc which can help fund some other elements.
For the moment the 3d creation I had done is holding place but it would be amazing to get a physical shield and turn up to present it!
Just as a follow up to this.
I decided it would be best to build a decent audience before hitting the crowdfunding scenario as you want to maximise the opportunity and ultimately need an audience who will help drive that for you.
Facebook page is up over 1200 and those kind of numbers give a better springboard from which to grow.
Really need to hit a critical mass to make it successful and that will be through a mixture of platforms.
All sharing and support appreciated