Players, families, supporters and sponsors mucked in at Ellingham & Ringwood’s Raymond Brown Memorial Ground to spruce up the clubhouse ready for the new season and for the Rugby World Cup that starts in September.
The event was part of Nat West Rugby Force, which is investing in rugby clubs across the country as part of the build up for the Rugby World Cup. Nat West helped meet the cost of materials, but all the work had to be carried out by club volunteers.
Ivan Torpey, Hampshire’s Rugby Development Officer helped out at the event and said, “It was great to see so many volunteers from across the whole club. This has not only helped get the club ready for the coming season, but has also built up a great team spirit.”
Ellingham & Ringwood run three men’s sides and a women’s side, as well as junior boys’ and girls’ teams in every age group from under 6 to under 18. If you’re interested in playing for the club, or would like to get involved in any other way, contact Steve Benson on 07702 953500.
During the World Cup all of England’s fixtures and a number of other big games will be shown on television at the clubhouse – and details will be available on the club web site www.errfc.com closer to the event.
The photograph shows club members working hard on the Nat West Rugby Force Day.