Cash boost for IWRFC

By Clare Newman

Friday, August 15, 2014

 

IW RUGBY Club are celebrating winning another grant to improve its facilities.

Just months after receiving almost £40,000 from the RFU’s Lead Up and Legacy for new floodlights, the club has received another £10,000 from the Lead Up and Legacy’s transforming social spaces fund.

This money forms almost half of the funds needed to refurbish the Wootton Recreation Ground clubhouse bar area.

Club chairman, Nick Puckett said: "We are delighted our project has been chosen as a recipient for a grant. We will now have some of the best facilities in the area that people from all over the IW can use. The Rugby World Cup will inspire a new wave of people of all ages to become involved in rugby and this investment will help our club to be even better equipped to welcome newcomers."

The Lead Up and Legacy grant is all part of the RFU’s plans ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, which is being staged in England and Wales, and aims to help more than 500 clubs around the country improve their playing and social areas and therefore encourage more participation in the sport.

The club has enjoyed a successful summer already with it’s Summer Touch competition over June and July attracting almost 45 junior and senior players.

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