Fund my Fight Gear

By Rachael Forrest

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Fund My Fight Gear

Project 2013-11-11 02:40:00 +1300

I’m fundraising to get new armour to wear to the Battle of the Nations 2014 in Europe, where I will have the chance to represent New Zealand in the first official HMB tourney that allows Women competitors. 

HMB (Historical Medieval Battle) is a sport based on medieval combat tournaments and techniques, it is relatively new and is currently going through the process of being officially recognised as a sport. 

Up until the beginning of October this year, women were barred from competing in HMB tournaments. In May this year I self funded myself to go to France with the New Zealand team as part of their support crew. 

A new suit of armour will cost most people around $3000 to $5000 dollars, although some people will pay up to $12000. I am currently training in armour that is made up from pieces I have made myself and other pieces I have borrowed. 

 

Part of my training to represent New Zealand has included a lot of travel time, including trips to Australia in order to fight other Womens HMB combatants and now that the creation of a Women's League has been confirmed I am a bit short on funds for the gear required in order to be competitive at this level. 


I have been training in Historical Medieval Battle for two years and attended the Battle of the Nations 2013 in France with the New Zealand team in May this year. I have been one of a number of women internationally campaigning to be included in the tournament, and we are all really excited to be allowed to compete. It's early days yet, and we don't get as much of a tournament as the men yet, but if we can impress the organisers we will get to keep the tourney.

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Updates 4

New Reward! -Burpees on sale!

04/12/2013 at 9:41 PM


At one dollar a burpee, you'll have to be in quick to make the most of this deal! 

My guarantee to you: These will be the easiest burpees you've never done! 

Why get all hot and sweaty doing your own burpees, when you can simply pay someone else to do them for you?

Minimum purchase of 5 burpees applies.

In the paper today

20/11/2013 at 4:41 PM

Have a look where I will be wearing my new armour next year!

15/11/2013 at 7:14 PM

New Reward - Mystery Chainmail Item

14/11/2013 at 9:26 AM

Jeremy Greenfield from paladincreations.co.nz has kindly donated a variety of chainmail items for me to give away to my lovely pledgers.  Ranging in value from $15 to $40 these items have all been handcrafted in New Zealand.  Check out a few examples of what you could be rewarded with:

Chain Mail Hackey-sack

Chainmail juggling balls - in silver tone or gold tone


Chainmail bracelet - in gold tone or galvanised steel


    Pledgers 25

    Allison Bannon
    2013-12-10 12:07:24 +1300
    Wynne Price
    2013-12-10 11:48:45 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-12-10 07:44:53 +1300
    Rachael Pratt
    2013-12-08 16:53:28 +1300
    Mike Bramnik
    2013-12-08 02:05:35 +1300
    Megan
    2013-12-08 01:23:37 +1300
    matt
    2013-12-07 21:20:29 +1300
    Samantha Swords
    2013-12-07 21:06:14 +1300
    Charlie Bleakley
    2013-12-02 10:46:12 +1300
    Jaydee Ruiz
    2013-11-26 11:04:42 +1300
    Helen McKinnon
    2013-11-22 12:33:11 +1300
    Barry Norris
    2013-11-21 19:35:32 +1300
    Sharmaine
    2013-11-21 13:32:34 +1300
    Krystal Smith
    2013-11-21 08:31:34 +1300
    Andrew-Rusty Tyson
    2013-11-20 19:58:03 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-11-20 18:48:03 +1300
    Battle Boar
    2013-11-17 10:48:22 +1300
    Chris Moriarty
    2013-11-17 00:36:02 +1300
    Andria B Goodliffe
    2013-11-16 09:59:49 +1300
    Vanessa Henderson
    2013-11-15 17:08:33 +1300
    Sarah Newman
    2013-11-13 22:38:36 +1300
    Anna Lambrechtsen
    2013-11-13 14:38:59 +1300
    Bryan Tabuteau
    2013-11-13 13:40:20 +1300
    Leah Gilbert
    2013-11-13 13:21:54 +1300
    Wellybex
    2013-11-13 11:53:12 +1300

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    Fund My Fight Gear

    Project 2013-11-11 02:40:00 +1300

    I’m fundraising to get new armour to wear to the Battle of the Nations 2014 in Europe, where I will have the chance to represent New Zealand in the first official HMB tourney that allows Women competitors. 

    HMB (Historical Medieval Battle) is a sport based on medieval combat tournaments and techniques, it is relatively new and is currently going through the process of being officially recognised as a sport. 

    Up until the beginning of October this year, women were barred from competing in HMB tournaments. In May this year I self funded myself to go to France with the New Zealand team as part of their support crew. 

    A new suit of armour will cost most people around $3000 to $5000 dollars, although some people will pay up to $12000. I am currently training in armour that is made up from pieces I have made myself and other pieces I have borrowed. 

     

    Part of my training to represent New Zealand has included a lot of travel time, including trips to Australia in order to fight other Womens HMB combatants and now that the creation of a Women's League has been confirmed I am a bit short on funds for the gear required in order to be competitive at this level. 


    I have been training in Historical Medieval Battle for two years and attended the Battle of the Nations 2013 in France with the New Zealand team in May this year. I have been one of a number of women internationally campaigning to be included in the tournament, and we are all really excited to be allowed to compete. It's early days yet, and we don't get as much of a tournament as the men yet, but if we can impress the organisers we will get to keep the tourney.

    Comments

    New Reward! -Burpees on sale!

    04/12/2013 at 9:41 PM


    At one dollar a burpee, you'll have to be in quick to make the most of this deal! 

    My guarantee to you: These will be the easiest burpees you've never done! 

    Why get all hot and sweaty doing your own burpees, when you can simply pay someone else to do them for you?

    Minimum purchase of 5 burpees applies.

    In the paper today

    20/11/2013 at 4:41 PM

    Have a look where I will be wearing my new armour next year!

    15/11/2013 at 7:14 PM

    New Reward - Mystery Chainmail Item

    14/11/2013 at 9:26 AM

    Jeremy Greenfield from paladincreations.co.nz has kindly donated a variety of chainmail items for me to give away to my lovely pledgers.  Ranging in value from $15 to $40 these items have all been handcrafted in New Zealand.  Check out a few examples of what you could be rewarded with:

    Chain Mail Hackey-sack

    Chainmail juggling balls - in silver tone or gold tone


    Chainmail bracelet - in gold tone or galvanised steel


      Allison Bannon
      2013-12-10 12:07:24 +1300
      Wynne Price
      2013-12-10 11:48:45 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-12-10 07:44:53 +1300
      Rachael Pratt
      2013-12-08 16:53:28 +1300
      Mike Bramnik
      2013-12-08 02:05:35 +1300
      Megan
      2013-12-08 01:23:37 +1300
      matt
      2013-12-07 21:20:29 +1300
      Samantha Swords
      2013-12-07 21:06:14 +1300
      Charlie Bleakley
      2013-12-02 10:46:12 +1300
      Jaydee Ruiz
      2013-11-26 11:04:42 +1300
      Helen McKinnon
      2013-11-22 12:33:11 +1300
      Barry Norris
      2013-11-21 19:35:32 +1300
      Sharmaine
      2013-11-21 13:32:34 +1300
      Krystal Smith
      2013-11-21 08:31:34 +1300
      Andrew-Rusty Tyson
      2013-11-20 19:58:03 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-11-20 18:48:03 +1300
      Battle Boar
      2013-11-17 10:48:22 +1300
      Chris Moriarty
      2013-11-17 00:36:02 +1300
      Andria B Goodliffe
      2013-11-16 09:59:49 +1300
      Vanessa Henderson
      2013-11-15 17:08:33 +1300
      Sarah Newman
      2013-11-13 22:38:36 +1300
      Anna Lambrechtsen
      2013-11-13 14:38:59 +1300
      Bryan Tabuteau
      2013-11-13 13:40:20 +1300
      Leah Gilbert
      2013-11-13 13:21:54 +1300
      Wellybex
      2013-11-13 11:53:12 +1300

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      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 10/12/2013 at 12:07 PM.