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Weymouth youngsters hit the beach

04 February 2014

  • Local rugby club in Jurassic Coast clean-up
  • Teamwork gets the job done
Young players from Weymouth RFC on Weymouth Beach

Photo: RFU Archive

When the going gets tough Weymouth Rugby Club mini and youth players get going, as they did recently when storms battered the south coast, causing severe flooding and leaving the community with a massive clean-up problem.

Chesil Beach, an 18-mile-long stretch of pebbled beach between the ocean and the Fleet Lagoon, is an important area for wildlife and lies at the centre of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The storms swept massive amounts of rubbish onto the beautiful beach and coastline and flooded the Chiswell area of Portland.

Local community organisers arranged a clean-up operation and some 80 youngsters, parents and officials from Weymouth RFC went along to help instead of attending training that day. After three hours hard work, 12 skips were filled with washed up rubbish, helping to protect wildlife and restore the beautiful Dorset Coastline.