Kirk se­cure funds and call out for helpers

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ORM­SKIRK Rugby Club has been suc­cess­ful in se­cur­ing fi­nan­cial sup­port and re­source from NatWest through the Rug­byForce ini­tia­tive aimed at im­prov­ing com­mu­nity rugby clubs.

Build­ing on 2017’s suc­cess which in­cluded lay­ing out a new paving area to the rear of the club fac­ing out to the pitches, a gen­eral spring clean of the pitches, posts, club­house and car park, and a visit from West Lan­cashire MP Rosie Cooper, Club Chair­man Brian ‘Bis­cuit’ Steven­son hopes for more of the same. Brian said: “The NatWest Rug­byForce week­end is fast be­com­ing a flag­ship event for us where the play­ers, coaches, par­ents and sup­port­ers come to­gether to im­prove our club and grounds which is used not only by our teams, but through reg­u­lar and one off book­ings from the com­mu­nity also.

“In re­cent years we’ve had a com­plete over­haul of our chang­ing fa­cil­i­ties, fol­lowed by a ren­o­va­tion of the bar and com­mu­nal area with over £100,000 of work hav­ing been un­der­taken, and the club is now in high de­mand.

“This week­end, we will be pri­ori­tis­ing im­prove­ments in the carpark, bar area and dress­ing rooms.

“We’re call­ing on all for­mer mem­bers, sup­port­ers and any- one in the com­mu­nity who can spare an hour at all over this week­end, and par­tic­u­larly any trades­men, to get in touch about giv­ing a hand and hav­ing a beer in the club.

“There’s even a ba­con butty in it for early ar­rivals!”

Meet time is 10am on Satur­day 2nd and Sun­day 3rd June at Orm­skirk Rugby Club, Green Lane.

The im­prove­ment work comes at the start of what will be a busy sum­mer for the Gin­ger­bread Men, with the club AGM sched­uled for Fri­day 15th June at 7.30pm, fol­lowed by the first Richie ‘Taff’ Gib­bon me­mo­rial game on the Satur­day 16th. Those in­ter­ested in stand­ing for elec­tion to the club’s board are asked to get in touch ahead of Fri­day’s dead­line for nom­i­na­tions, roles in­clude Chair­man, Busi­ness & Fi­nance Di­rec­tor, Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Of­fi­cer and Chair of Rugby.

Through­out June the club will be open for live view­ing of the three Eng­land v South Africa Test Matches (ko 4.05pm), as well as the an­nual Beer, Gin & Pros­ecco Fes­ti­val on the week­end of 22-24 June.

For more info on any of these events or other club mat­ters phone Brian on 07976 896 722 or email bsteve1002@aol.com

Vince El­lis

Orm­skirk RFC in ac­tion against Ellesmere Port

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