Devon clubs enjoy NatWest RugbyForce weekend

12 Sep 2020 11:48 | Devon RFU

CLUBS around the county took part in the recent NatWest RugbyForce weekend.

It was a chance for clubs to get together and improve their facilities ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

Some clubs had a lot to do after their facilities had been closed for so long due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

Devon One side Old Technicians returned from lockdown to find that their training floodlights had got damaged and were swinging around, while the ceiling came down in the changing rooms.

Around 20 current and former players and committee members took part in the NatWest RugbyForce weekend and basically completely rebuilt their changing rooms, while work was also carried out on the floodlights and they now have eight new LED lights.

“It was a really good weekend,” said coach Shaun Bedford-Smith. “I think at various times we had about 20 people turn up to help and eight did 10 hours on both days.  

“I have to admit I was surprised how many did turn up and everyone really dug in. We were really pleased with what we got done and all the different people who came to help.”

He added: “There’s still probably four or five days work to get everything done, but we have done a lot. The changing rooms were in a very bad state.”