Mascord Brownz #SAVETHEPROGRAMME campaign surpasses 50 percent funding

#SAVETHEPROGRAMME, a campaign by international rugby league merchandisers Mascord Brownz, has surpassed 50 per cent funding with half the designated period to run.

With printed match programmes dead in Australian rugby league and on the endangered list in the UK, Mascord Brownz has gone out on a limb by printing the The Front Row four times in the wake of Covid-19 – twice in each Hemisphere.

Now the company is crowd-funding the printing costs of 10 issues in the UK to finish the season.

So far, 31 people have contributed £1831 to keep the tradition alive, opting for rewards such as an Australian Nines jersey and a free t-shirt with each issue.

Now Mascord Brownz has launched a mini-subscription of just four editions as well as making items available exclusively via the campaign that do not require a subscription, such as a PNG Hunters players’ polo.

Overseas readers can choose to have their programmes posted all at once or weekly.

The campaign can be supported here:

Mascord Brownz steps up #savetheprogramme campaign by offering £36 discount to 70 UK subscribers of The Front Row

International rugby league merchandiser Mascord Brownz has stepped up its recent activity around saving physical match programmes with a subscription pledge model.

The first edition of The Front Row printed in the UK, for the return of Super League from Covid-19 lockdown, sold out but the second edition – for a weekend on which there was just one game and only one British team playing – did not go so well.

MB has therefore decided to measure the ongoing demand for a global match programme each week in the UK by offering 70 fans the chance to get the publication for the final 10 weeks of the Northern Hemisphere season for just £50 including postage

This is £3.60 a week off the normal total cost of the publication.

Other rewards will be added for higher tiers.



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