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New posts give Dukinfield welcome lift

17 October 2013

  • Support helps club to move forward
  • RFU investment helps community
Dukinfield RUFC youth players

Photo: RFU Archive

Posts are a basic essential at any rugby club, but for some the provision and maintenance of a set of posts can be a serious issue.

Which is why a number of clubs across the country have been toasting the Rugby Football Union after being chosen to be a recipient of one of the Better Facilities Legacy awards to celebrate the 2015 Rugby World Cup.  

Dukinfield RUFC, the oldest rugby club in Tameside and a founder member of the Cheshire RFU, are a case in point and their award has been used to replace their existing posts, which were in a very poor condition, thus enhancing playing facilities and providing a resource for use by the local community.

Club Chairman, Adrian Young, said: “We were in danger of not being able to play rugby on one of our two pitches this season due to the poor condition of the existing posts. We now have some very good playing facilities that local teams can use. The 2015 Rugby World Cup will inspire a new wave of people of all ages to become involved in rugby and this RFU investment will help our club to be even better equipped to welcome new players from all ages, ranging from under 5s all the way through to our most senior teams.”

Deputy Leader of Tameside Council, Councillor John Taylor, said: “This investment by the RFU is excellent news. Dukinfield Rugby Club has an enthusiastic group of hard-working volunteers who support our young people playing rugby and this award will enable them to do even more in the Dukinfield community in the future.”

 

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