Preston Grasshoppers joins Natwest RugbyForce

Date: 16 May 2013

Preston Grasshoppers is taking part in NatWest RugbyForce and is calling on the support of volunteers and the local community to get involved in a weekend of DIY on 15th &16th June.

Natwest Rugbyforce

Natwest RugbyForce is a nationwide programme developed in partnership with the RFU, which helps community rugby clubs to improve their facilities with the long term goal of becoming stronger businesses.

The NatWest RugbyForce Weekend is an opportunity for all club members and the local community to come together to have some DIY fun and work on an improvement project which will make a real difference.  There will be a range of jobs available so that everyone can get involved and the club will also be providing refreshments and a BBQ on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

England Head Coach and a NatWest RugbyForce ambassador Stuart Lancaster, said: “Rugby clubs are at the heart of their local communities and we know that they need support to sustain themselves, not only for the next couple of seasons but also for the years to come. Many England players started their careers at these clubs and NatWest RugbyForce will help clubs to help themselves by giving them a long term vision and enabling them to think like a business to attract and retain members.”

Hoppers General Manager, Richard Ellis, explained “ We have two specific projects in mind, renovation of the main stand flooring and repairing a flagged area by the changing room but there also plenty of painting and tidying up jobs to be tackled.” He also added “If any local businesses are interested in supporting this initiative with donations of materials we would be delighted to speak to them”

For more information please contact Richard Ellis on 01772 863546.

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