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Devon clubs take part in NatWest RugbyForce DIY Weekend

25 Jun 2018 11:05 | Sara Raine

CLUBS around Devon successfully took part in the NatWest RugbyForce DIY Weekend.

NatWest RugbyForce is a nationwide programme that helps grassroots rugby clubs up and down the country attract new members and become stronger and more sustainable for the future.

The RugbyForce Weekend was aimed at bringing members and the local community to a club and make improvements ahead of the new season. 

Clubs around Devon took to social media afterwards to show off the fun and improvements they had made as part of the weekend.

Plymouth Argaum created a new beer garden at their club, Torrington painted their changing rooms, while Torquay did extensive work on their fences, dugouts and outside of their grandstand and Honiton did work to their posts and fencing among other things.

They were just a few of the clubs that took part in the national event.

At Withycombe 40 people got involved. The jobs completed comprised of deep cleaning of the kitchen, bar areas, the clubhouse and changing rooms. Picnic Benches, seats, clubhouse corner and the pitch-side fences got a new lick of paint as the paths were pressure washed and windows left sparkling inside and out.

The lounge bar refurbishment was given a kick-start with the walls stripped, new lighting installed and old extraction fans removed, all in preparation for stage two and the new decorations, which will follow in the coming weeks.

The external fences were given a new lease of life with some paint and the muddy bank being excavated back, neatening up the edges in the newly surfaced car park.