We did it! We’re very pleased to confirm that we’ve been awarded a significant grant from the RFU. Our tireless volunteers have been slogging away and secured us £50,000!! Whilst work is ongoing to complete the final step of the funding circle with our partners, the build is hopefully going to start mid February! It’s been a long road to get here and we’ve had to split the build into two phases to achieve our goals. The first phase is the community room and the second phase will see a further extension with two changing more changing rooms added. This will complete the facility and provide for the future growth of the club.
“The new facilities will improve the quality of the rugby experience for everyone using the site and provide more playing opportunities, especially for local people in the 14-24 age-group.” said RFU Area Facilities Manager Tom Bartram “This investment will also support the club’s financial sustainability and will create a lasting rugby union legacy for rugby in the community. The community room will help the club raise its profile and encourage more players, volunteers and spectators to share the special values that distinguish the sport.”
Club Chairman, Ian Phillips said: “We are delighted that our project has received this funding following its original identification by North Mids RFU. We will now have some of the best facilities in the area that local people from Ross-on-Wye and towns, villages in the area can use during the week.”
Ross-on-Wye Rugby Club is one of many clubs across England benefitting from investment through the RFU Facility Fund. We hope you’ll be as excited as we are, as we take this next step. We want to say a massive thank you to the RFU and also our volunteers, not just for this project, but for all the contributions you make – big or small. Without you we couldn’t have a club! What no rugby I hear you say….I know – what a terrible thought!
All our best,