Stockport Express

Sports club gets the backing of online community website


A HEATON Mersey based rugby club is being sponsored by a new community website.

Burnage Rugby Club on Battersea Road received a donation of £2,000 from to go towards the new Burnage Barracudas Academy.

The website was launched last week and aims to help people living locally to share their skills, support each other and earn money.

Club chairman Steve Willock, said: “As well as hosting National League competitiv­e rugby at first team level, our 11 acre site provides a sports and leisure facility for the whole community.

“Local teams play football, hurling, American football and Australian rules football. We also host the area’s largest car boot sale and boast a nine hole golf course and a base for outdoor pursuits and water sports.

“All this means we have a number of overheads to consider, so it is fantastic to receive the support of Beedoo as we aim to grow the Barracudas Academy and community rugby, introducin­g the sport to children aged four and five upwards.”

Beedoo managing director Lee McMurray added: “We are just launching in the South Manchester area and our ethos is about building a community so that people can support each other through their own skills.

“We were therefore delighted to be able to support Burnage RFC as it builds its Burnage Barracudas Academy - as the whole club is such a central part of the local community.

“The facilities are used by children and adults alike and many of those who will use our website will also benefit from the club, so it is a pleasure to provide support.”

As well as its senior teams, the club also has various teams for youths, including under 15s and under 17s.

It will also host the Burnage Boxing Bash again next month, to raise money for charity.

The club’s car boot sale takes place every Sunday from April until September. Gates open at 6.30am.

For more informatio­n about the club see burnage or call 0161 432 2150.

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