RFU’s World Cup Legacy Fund aids Worksop club

Alan Hopkinson of Worksop Rugby Union FC and groundsman James Waddell and assistant Reece Waddell with the clubs new tractor funded by a n RFU grant.
Alan Hopkinson of Worksop Rugby Union FC and groundsman James Waddell and assistant Reece Waddell with the clubs new tractor funded by a n RFU grant.
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Rugby in Worksop received a major boost when Worksop RUFC was chosen by the Rugby Football Union for a ‘Better Facilities Grant,’ ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England and Wales.

A ‘Lead Up and Legacy’ grant of £10,000 for pitch maintenance will enhance the club’s Stubbing Lane grounds for future generations of local players.

The RFU has committed an investment of £10m to create a network of over 500 ‘Lead Up and Legacy’ centres, to increase participation in the sport across England.

Worksop have used the money to purchase a brand new tractor and mower.

RFU area facilities manager Peter Shaw said: “The new grounds equipment in the form of a brand new Iseki tractor and a gang mower purchased by the club itself will improve the quality of the rugby experience for everyone using the site and provide more playing opportunities, especially for local people wanting to try their hand at rugby.”

Club chairman Ken Thompson added: “We are delighted that our grounds equipment application was chosen as a recipient for a Better Facilities Grant.”

“We will now have some of the best grounds in the area that local people from the Bassetlaw area can use, upon consultation with the club”

Club secretary Alan Hopkinson, s responsible for submitting the application, added: “This funding has come just at the right time, making the club sustainable in this area.”