Volunteers out in force at Morpeth Rugby Club

Some of the volunteers who took part in the day at Morpeth Rugby Club.
Some of the volunteers who took part in the day at Morpeth Rugby Club.

Morpeth Rugby Club held a community day at the weekend to work on improving the clubhouse and grounds.

More than 30 volunteers turned out to support the cause.

Additional muscle came from Dave Reed and the Northumberland RFU Development Team, who arrived just in time for the heavy duty concrete mixing

Many hands made light work and the group had some fun by finishing with touch rugby and a barbecue.

The work was done following the award of a £1,000 grant from NatWest RFU RugbyForce.

The club is the second highest prizewinner in Northumberland and also qualify for a ‘Get Behind England’ marketing pack (worth £400) to help promote the forthcoming Rugby World Cup, which starts with host nation England v Fiji on Friday, September 18.

The work involved clubhouse re-decoration, front entrance renewal, upgrading toilets, maintenance of pitch perimeter fencing and sponsor signboards.

A spokesperson for the club said: “A great job done and very much appreciated - ongoing improvement of our facilities ensuring a high quality experience for Morpeth RFC members, Rugby World Cup event guests, and future function hires.

“And many thanks to NatWest and England Rugby for their grant support.”