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Frome RFC - Light years ahead

15 December 2009

  • Frome RFC benefit Rugby Football Foundation funding
  • Somerset club to receive more than £23,000 for new training floodlights

Frome RFC are benefitting from funding which means that its five sides and thriving minis section can now play and train day or night.

Thanks to the Rugby Football Union’s Capital Investment Programme, the Somerset club have received a £23,420 grant as well as a Rugby Football Foundation (RFF) grant of £6000 to purchase full pitch training lights at Gypsy Lane.

The support of the RFU has come as a result of a lot of hard work by the Frome RFC committee, members and sponsors, particularly Dairy Crest. The club is committed to the community in which it has flourished for more than 125 years and promotes the development of rugby in schools throughout the town and surrounding areas.

This year, in addition to the RFU Seal of Approval for its mini and junior section, Frome was the first club in Somerset and one of the first in England to be awarded the Whole Club Seal of Approval. This accolade has involved a lot of hard work by several dedicated club members and underlines the good management that characterises this friendly club.

The RFF is a charitable trust established by the RFU. The purpose of the RFF is to promote and develop community amateur rugby in England.

Last year the RFF celebrated its fifth year as a major funding source for clubs in England by passing the £10 million landmark in 2008.

The foundation also administers a capital fund for the financing of capital projects aimed at improving facilities which lead to the recruitment and retention of rugby players.