Rugby club boosted by council grants

December 22 2018
Rugby club boosted by council grants

Chipping Sodbury Rugby Club have upgraded their floodlights after receiving a grant from South Gloucestershire Council.

Chipping Sodbury RFC were awarded just over £169,000 to upgrade and extend their existing floodlights.

The money came as part of an agreement with developers to invest in improving facilities to benefit the community within the area.

Cabinet Member for Communities and Tourism Cllr Paul Hughes said: “This funding will hopefully get more people active and lead to further sporting success on the field.”

Sodbury spokesperson Graham Stait said: “This Section 106 funding, and having the newly-installed floodlighting, has given us the chance to now reach our maximum potential.” 

“It has given us the ability to let go of training and fixture obstacles, which had held the whole club back over the past years. It provides more opportunities and will benefit those at the club now, and in the future.”