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RFU Chairman to light up Paviors

08 March 2012

  • Paviors improve facilities with the RFU and RFF funding
  • New training lights and disabled access lift for Nottinghamshire club

Paul Murphy, Chairman of the RFU Board of Directors, will perform the official switch-on of Nottinghamshire club Paviors’ new training floodlights at their Burnstump headquarters on March 23.

The lights, which cost £47,000, have been jointly funded by the RFU’s Capital Investement Programme and an interest-free loan from the Rugby Football Foundation.

The RFF has also contributed £6,000 the £33,000 costs of a disabled access and lift in the Paviors clubhouse which will also be opened on March 23.

Paviors, who are celebrating their 90th anniversary this year, will open their enhanced facilities on an evening that will be attended by other rugby and civic dignitaries and sponsors.

The Rugby Football Foundation is a charitable trust established by the RFU with the purpose of promoting and developing community amateur rugby in England.

The Foundation is responsible for a substantial community programme that includes the provision of rugby development officers, the training and development of referees and the production of coaching and technical material.

The Foundation also administers a Capital Fund for the financing of capital projects aimed at improving facilities that lead to the recruitment and retention of rugby players.

The RFU Capital Investment Programme (CIP) is the capital funding element of the Whole Sport Plan funding allocation secured from government through Sport England.