Rugby Union in Solihull has received a major boost after Shirley-based Camp Hill RFC was chosen by the Rugby Football Union to be a recipient of one of its Better Facilities Grants for the 2015 Rugby World Cup being staged in England and Wales.
Camp Hill has been chosen as a recipient of a Lead Up & Legacy Social Spaces Grant strengthening the partnership between the RFU and club for 2015. The grant will enhance the club’s facilities and provide a resource for use by the local community.
The grant scheme is aimed at providing a platform on which club rugby participation throughout England can be built as a result of the World Cup.
The new facilities will improve the quality of the rugby experience for everyone using the Camp Hill club and provide more playing opportunities, especially for local people in the 14-24 age-group.
Club chairman Dave Maiden said: “We are delighted that our project has been chosen as a recipient for a Better Facilities Grant. We will now have some of the best facilities in the area that local people from Shirley, Solihull, Hall Green and Dickens Heath can use during the week.”
“This investment by the RFU is excellent news.” said Lorely Burt MP. “Camp Hill Rugby Club has had an enthusiastic group of hard-working volunteers and this funding will enable them to do even more for young people in the community in the future.”