- Bedfont moving towards new second pitch
- Co-operation from Borough Council and RFU
Photo: RFU Archive
Bedfont Sports RFC, who play in the Middlesex Merit table, have made an important breakthrough with a step towards the creation of a second pitch to add to their facilities.
The club have been hard at work to grow the game in their local community, and with the assistance of Hounslow Borough Council, and in particular Councillor Tom Bruce, they have negotiated permission to use adjacent land to their current playing facilities so that a second pitch can be developed
This will accommodate Bedfont’s drive to recruit more players to the senior game and enhance the already vibrant club to two adult teams.
Joe Quincey, the Bedfont Sports RFC chairman who also plays for the club, said: "We are delighted to have gained access to this land and we thank our local council for their continued assistance. We are looking forward to signing the final paperwork in order to develop the land.
“We also thank the RFU for the guidance and support they have given throughout the process. We recently met with the RFU Area facilities manager Jason Bowers and our Middlesex RDO Ty Sterry, who have given us all the direction and requirement we need in order to achieve our ultimate goal of two, functioning full-sized pitches to assist with our development project.”
Bedfont Sports RFC train at 7.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Hatton Road, Bedfont and are open to all.
Club secretary Scott Lawson said: "We are continuously striving to develop more links with local businesses in our community and, together with our RDO, we have offered our facilities to Heathrow Airport Ltd to play Touch rugby.
“We feel this is a great opportunity to recruit new people to the game and welcome all those who wish to come and try it out!”
For more information on how to play at Bedfont Sports RFC prospective players should contact Joe Quincey on Joequincey@gmail.com