Beginning Feb. 1, 2019, The Rugby Breakdown will utilize a subscription model, meaning all original content will be housed behind a pay wall. • Current subscribers and donors will be grandfathered in at their current monthly rate. • New subscribers can access content for $5/month.
TRB is the full-time operation of one, and it doesn't generate a livable wage - yet. I believe there's enough of an appetite for this information and am optimistic that the site can support a single employee.
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I, Jackie Finlan, formed the The Rugby Breakdown (TRB) in January 2016 with the goal of creating an exclusive home for girls' and women's rugby in the United States. TRB is my full-time occupation, a necessity given the lack of centralized resources and the fluctuations of a still-growing sport.
But even if the rugby world was perfectly transparent and organized, TRB is where I'd be at all hours. Writing close to 2,000 articles, taking thousands of pictures, interviewing the game's most prominent and eager players, coaches and refs - it's a passion. Combing the mire of social media for women's rugby calendar additions; scouring for game results for a scores page; assembling photo albums so fans can identify their Eagles in person; decoding a league or competition that maintains no public records - it's a labor of love and, in my opinion, an indispensable one.
These efforts are best sustained with a financial stream that feeds through monthly subscriptions. For a cup of (ok, fancy) coffee, readers not only support the existence of a women's rugby news outlet, but also get something in return. The less time I spend on freelance projects and advertising campaigns, the more time I have to write about the readership.
The subscription model isn't about getting rich (is there such a thing in rugby!?), but attributing value to a resource. By June 2019, TRB will know whether there's a financial future ahead. Thank you as always, readers!