Sleaford Rugby Club re-opens refurbished facilities

Sleaford welcome Kesteven to the pitch.

Sleaford welcome Kesteven to the pitch.

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Sleaford Rugby Club re-opened its facilities on Saturday after a major refurbishment of both the clubhouse and changing rooms.

The official opening was made by Sleaford Town Mayor Gary Titmus and club chairman Edward Money.

Grand reopening of Sleaford Rugby Club after refurbishment. L-R Mayor of Sleaford Garry Titmus, Edward Money - chairman, Tim Schofield - fundraiser, pictured in one of the refurbished changing rooms. Photo: David Dawson

Grand reopening of Sleaford Rugby Club after refurbishment. L-R Mayor of Sleaford Garry Titmus, Edward Money - chairman, Tim Schofield - fundraiser, pictured in one of the refurbished changing rooms. Photo: David Dawson

Following the opening, a game between Sleaford and Kesteven commenced on the pitch which was a useful pre-season trial game, enabling both teams to have a run out before the start of the season, with some new faces having their first game in a Sleaford shirt.

Sleaford Rugby Club was chosen by the Rugby Football Union to be a recipient of one of its Transforming Social Spaces Grants for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

The grant was used to enhance the club’s social facilities and provide a resource to be used by the local community.

Club chairman Mr Money said: “We are delighted that our project has been chosen as a recipient for a Transforming Social Spaces Grant.

Grand reopening of Sleaford Rugby Club after refurbishment. Volunteers who helped with the renovation work L-R Christian Metcalfe, Alex Schofield 12, Tim Schofield, Kristie Pilsworth and Paul Cocks. Photo: David Dawson

Grand reopening of Sleaford Rugby Club after refurbishment. Volunteers who helped with the renovation work L-R Christian Metcalfe, Alex Schofield 12, Tim Schofield, Kristie Pilsworth and Paul Cocks. Photo: David Dawson

“We now have some of the best facilities in the area that local people from mid-Lincolnshire can use.

“The 2015 Rugby World Cup will inspire a new wave of people of all ages to become involved in rugby and this RFU investment will help our club to be even better equipped to welcome newcomers.”

Training starts for the mini and junior sections on Sunday, September 6, 10am-12 noon. Everyone is welcome to pop along and join in, from age four to 18.

Senior men train every Tuesday and Thursday 7pm-8.30pm and ladies train on Wednesdays, 7pm-8.30pm.

No previous experience is needed for any section as fully trained coaches are on hand to guide novices onwards.