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Paul Murphy to open Chesterfield clubhouse

18 November 2013

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Paul Murphy

Photo: RFU Archive

Paul Murphy, the immediate Past President of the Rugby Football Union, will officially open Chesterfield Panthers' new £590,000 clubhouse on Saturday, November 23.

Murphy will be guest of honour at Chesterfield’s recently-opened Dunston headquarters to cut the ribbon at the clubhouse, which has been built with the help of a £80,000 grant from the RFU and a £100,000 interest-free loan from the Rugby Football Foundation (RFF) charitable trust.

Murphy will be joined by Toby Perkins, the Labour MP for Chesterfield, and other local dignitaries who will be welcomed by Chesterfield chairman Chris Johnson.

Chesterfield have moved to Dunston, where the overall site cost is £1.8 million, from their historic home at Stonegravels.

The purpose of the RFF is to promote and develop community amateur rugby in England by promoting participation in rugby union for adults and children of all abilities by providing appropriate facilities, advancing education, social equity and inclusion through rugby union to improve quality of life and protect and promote the heritage of rugby union through the World Rugby Museum.