31st Jan 2017

Shipston Rugby Club secures £40,000 grant funding for pitch improvements

Shipston RugbyShipston Rugby Club has secured £40,000 from the Rugby Football Union. The grant will be matched by the club, resulting in an £80,000 investment in the pitches.

The RFU investment comes following a grant application put forward by Shipston Rugby Club. There is a great deal of competition for these grants and the award shows that the RFU recognises that the club is doing well and growing. 

Shipston Rugby Club is currently home to 16 different teams, with four busy divisions – seniors, juniors, minis and ladies. The First XV play in the Midlands 3 West League. With such an active club, the pitch is in constant use and has suffered recurring problems for many years. Thanks to this investment, the pitch can be given a much-needed overhaul which is expected to take place in the summer.

Club Chairman, Dan Scobie, said: “Shipston Rugby Club has been going since 1963 and plays a very active role in our community. As well as benefitting today’s players, this investment will help ensure we can continue to attract new talent and can host important local and regional games which bring more people into our town.”

For more information about the club, visit www.shipstonrugbyclub.co.uk 

Photo by Andrew Waywell

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