The John Maw Foundation
- Named after John Maw, Old John and long term President of the Rugby Club and St. Johns Student Union, the foundation builds on the generosity, friendship and passion that all previous students of the St. Johns Rugby Club have shown within their time at the University. The Foundation is non-profit making organisation.
The Foundation has 3 elements:
1. The Community Coaching Scheme - Designed to support the development of Students rugby coaching, event management and communication skills. The students deliver an 8 week program to the Special needs schools of York concluding in a Tag Festival held at a local venue. The students are supported by Old Johns and the RFU in both their delivery and organisational skills (Due to start 2012).
2. The John Maw Scholarship - Still in the planning stage at present. One student will be selected based on their involvement & performance within the first 2 years of their time at university. Within their 3rd year they raise sufficient funds that the schiolarship will add to. On the completion of their degree the scholarship will set them up within an Emerging Union oversees where they will deliver a year long program of rugby development to the local communities (Due 2015).
3. The Old Johns Mentoring Scheme - An opportunity for the Old Johns network to support the current St. Johns. Through the mentoring scheme the Old Johns support the students in 3 ways: