Rugby club is given a boost with donation from union

Daventry RFC v Queens Daventry Rugby Club, Stefen Hill Sports Ground, Daventry
Daventry RFC v Queens Daventry Rugby Club, Stefen Hill Sports Ground, Daventry
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Daventry Rugby Football Club is celebrating after being given £10,000 by the Rugby Football Union.

The club was given the money as part of the Transforming Social Spaces Grants for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, which is being hosted by England and Wales.

Daventry RFC has been chosen as a recipient of a Lead Up & Legacy Transforming Social Spaces grant.

The club also matched the grant by putting in a further £10,000 to improve the facilities at the club.

The money will be used to improve the club house at Daventry RFC’s Stefen Hill sports ground. The aim is to improve the facilities for players, create more playing opportunities, especially for those ages seven to 24, and also provide the wider community with a better social facility. Club chairman Anthony Baker said: “We are delighted that our project has been chosen as a recipient for a Transforming Social Spaces Grant.

“We will now have some of the best facilities in the area that local people from Daventry and surrounding areas 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 newcomers.”

Club director John Bell shared his excitement by adding: “This investment by the RFU is excellent news. DRFC has an enthusiastic group of hard-working volunteers and this funding will enable them to do even more for young people in the community in the future.”