Withycombe RFC embrace the NatWest RugbyForce day in great numbers

PUBLISHED: 07:15 27 June 2018

The volunteers that turned out to help at the Withycombe RFC NatWest RugbyForce event at Raleigh Park.

The volunteers that turned out to help at the Withycombe RFC NatWest RugbyForce event at Raleigh Park.


The final Sunday of June saw Withycombe RFC take part in the annual NatWest RugbyForce Day, writes Adam Curtis.

This is a day in which rugby clubs get people together to help spruce up the club ready for the upcoming season.

It was certainly a case of ‘many hands make light work’ as some 40 people turned up to help tackle a number of jobs that were undertaken.

Amongst those taking part were senior team players, junior players, supporters, coaches, parents and committee members - even Max the dog!

Kicking off at 9am at a sunny Raleigh Park, the workers picked up their free T-shirts and picked their jobs from the list and the work got under way.

The jobs completed comprised of deep cleaning of the kitchen, bar areas, the clubhouse and changing rooms.

Picnic benches, seats, clubhouse corner and the pitch-side fences got a new lick of paint as the paths were pressure washed and windows left sparkling inside and out.

The lounge bar refurbishment was given a kick start with the walls stripped, new lighting installed and old extraction fans removed, all in preparation for stage two and the new decorations, which will follow in the coming weeks.

The external fences were given a new lease of life with some paint and the muddy bank being excavated back, neatening up the edges in the newly surfaced car park.

Everyone was kept well fed and watered with tea, coffee, squash and biscuits available, followed by a free barbecue and a hard-earned visit to the bar to finish off what was a very successful and productive day.

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