CASTLEFORD RUFC’s members got behind a scheme which they hope can galvanise the entire club and become a catalyst for continuing development at Willowbridge Lane.
The Whitwood club were one of only 35 clubs in the country to secure £4,000 in funding from the NatWest Rugby Force scheme.
“The award was great news, but to strive to get even better we need to keep looking to improve and we tried to make the most of this timely windfall,” said secretary Steve Ball.
“The NatWest Rugby Force initiative is part of that improvement drive and we wanted to ensure that we maximised a wonderful opportunity to move forward.”
Many of the tasks on the schedule of works for the Castleford RUFC Members’ Weekend were simple and straightforward, but the erection of new signage at the front of the clubhouse, levelling and providing a smoother area for parking outside the clubhouse entrance to cater for disabled parking were elements of that work – and the addition of hanging baskets and tidying up the grass verges do give the clubhouse more ‘kerb appeal’.
Club treasurer Mike Connell added: “The members of Castleford RUFC responded to the challenge and everyone had reason to be proud of our club and what we have achieved in one weekend.”