Bill McLaren was a man who represented all that is best about rugby union. He was known as “The Voice of Rugby” not just because of the beauty of his tone and the delight of his imaginative phrasing, but because he portrayed our game as we would always wish it to be.
The Charitable Foundation was set up in March 2010 to raise funds to support the development of rugby and its values and also to recognise the contribution Bill McLaren made to rugby through education and the development of an interpretative centre including Bill's extensive archive including his big sheets.
The Foundation has been set up in Bill’s name, and with the support of his family, which we invite you to help establish. Your support will serve three purposes :
• To develop and promote the sport of rugby union and its values
• To encourage and provide sporting opportunities for young people
• To create an educative centre which will include the Bill McLaren Archive
The Foundation will support fundraising through dinners, events, auctions and the reproduction of replica copies of Bill’s Big Sheets. We will also be glad to receive offers from around the globe to set up your one-off, annual or now-and- again fundraising event. Interested? Let us know!