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Woodbridge Rugby Club is celebrating the ‘Topping out’ of its new extension with a ceremony on Sunday 18th December. Martin Sylvester, The Mayor of Woodbridge, is joining the club’s players, committee members and supporters as they mark the first milestone of this significant extension to the Club.

The Club’s 500 playing and non-playing members will celebrate the fruits of a year’s tireless fundraising at Hatchley Barn, Bromeswell from 10.30am on 18th December. Generous grants have been awarded by The Rugby Football Union, Viridor, Suffolk Coastal District Council, Suffolk County Council and Woodbridge Town Council. Added to the Club’s own significant fundraising this has enabled it to start work on its extension which will cost in the region of £200.000.

Building work began this autumn and is progressing well. Once completed, the club will have three additional changing and shower rooms bringing the total to six – sufficient to cater for its growing membership of senior and junior, men’s and women’s teams playing on its excellent three pitches. A new ref’s room, disabled access and loo will also be included.

Rob Simpson, Chairman of WRUFC said: “We’re delighted to welcome the Mayor of Woodbridge to the Club to celebrate with us as we reach this significant milestone in it development.

“The Club is indebted to the outstanding support of The RFU, Viridor and our Councils that mean this much-needed extension can proceed. Club fundraising is also going remarkably well, the levels of commitment and community spirit amongst the playing and non-playing members have been astonishing and heart-warming. We look forward to celebrating all the hard work that has gone into making this happen.”

Martin Sylvester, Mayor of Woodbridge said; “I very much look forward to being a part of the topping out celebrations at Woodbridge Rugby Club. The substantial rise in junior players over the last year or so demonstrates that more and more young people want to take up rugby – a game that teaches the importance of team work, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship. The Rugby Club is a real hub of the community and Woodbridge Town Council fully support them as they develop to accommodate increased local interest in the sport.”

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