Fylde is taking part in NatWest RugbyForce 2020, a nationwide programme developed in partnership with England Rugby, which provides an opportunity for rugby clubs to open their doors to their local communities, team members and volunteers to help make improvements to their clubs ahead of the return to rugby, now that clubs have been given the green light by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to play Ready4Rugby, an adapted non-contact game and O2 Touch.
Postponed from June due to the pandemic, Fylde will be welcoming volunteers down to the club on Saturday 5th September (next Saturday) and asking them to pitch in and roll up their sleeves to carry out much needed repairs and upgrades to the club’s facilities.
Roger Westbrook, the Club’s Volunteer Co-Ordinator, has organised a series of work parties to carry out various tasks at the Club on Saturday. Work is to be carried out in the changing rooms, on the Stand and Terracing and on the Club’s perimeter fencing. David Kerr will assist Roger on the day.
The Club needs as many volunteers as possible as there are plenty of jobs that need your help and assistance.
This year, NatWest is offering more help to support the rugby community than ever before, providing an opportunity for a record number of clubs to get involved in the programme, with grants ranging from £500 to £3000 awarded to clubs to help renovate facilities, helping to ensure clubs remain sustainable for longer in these challenging times.
Fylde will continue to follow Government Coronavirus guidelines and ensure all activities fall within guidelines present at the time of the event to ensure safety of all participants.
To stay up to date with NatWest’s rugby activity, follow @NatWest_Rugby on Twitter.