Rugby club tries for £200k

Rugby club tries for £200k

Salisbury Rugby Club is urging local people to join in a public vote to help the club win £200,000.

The highly-successful club is a regional finalist for a Persimmon Homes South Coast award, and is through to the final of the housebuilder’s Healthy Communities scheme.

The winner is decided by a public vote so they need people’s help and club members say it would be a ‘game change’ for them.

Persimmon Homes launched its Healthy Communities scheme last May, with the aim of giving £615,000 to support amateur youth sport in England, Scotland and Wales.

The 30 finalists now compete for the top prize and the winner is announced at a gala dinner at York Racecourse on March 22 for £200,000, with two runners-up getting £50,000 each. Each of the 27 finalists wins £5,000 each.

Online voting is under way for six weeks until March 16.

Salisbury Rugby Club is more than 100 years old and has a membership of more than 1,600, of which 481 are children.

Spokesman Richard Bathurst said: “The changing rooms are no longer fit-for-purpose as there is no privacy, with facilities currently including a communal shower. “We have planning permission for a new changing block to be built to RFU standards for current and future players.”

Matt Paine, managing director of Persimmon Homes South Coast, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the interest in the Healthy Communities scheme, and the aim is to help create a sporting legacy. We believe Salisbury Rugby Club could do this if they win the £200,000..”

Images of the changing block before and after the work is completed show how the club members would benefit.


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