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Smart facilities boost Skegness

10 April 2013

  • New clubhouse brings in new players
  • Lincolnshire club praises RFU funding

Lincolnshire club Skegness have attributed their success in running a senior third XV for the first time in more than 20 years to the smart facilities they now boast at their Wainfleet Road headquarters.

The Rugby Football Union was one of the main contributors to the £1.5 million costs of Skegness’s new clubhouse, which was opened in 2009.

The impressive facilities have helped Skegness to increase their playing base to such an extent that they are now fielding a third team on a regular basis.

“The facility provided the club with a new bar and clubroom along with revamped changing rooms and shower facilities which married together to give a first rate local rugby club,” said Skegness spokesman, Andy Hill.

“On the back of this development, after a lot of hard work by the club, floodlights were installed on the site. It is largely due to these significant developments that the club has gone from strength to strength on the field.

“For the first time in 20 years the club has now managed to field an adult third team along with a growing junior section, directly linked to the enhanced facilities.

“This is a tremendous move forward for the club involving hard work and commitment from Skegness backed and supported by the RFU.”

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