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Your News Burntwood benefit from RFU Capital Investment Programme funding

STAFFORDSHIRE club Burntwood have started work on an extension to their clubhouse which has been part-funded by the RFU Capital Investment Programme.

The extension will provide Burntwood, who play in Midlands Three West (North) with two more RFU compliant changing rooms and a new entrance area and lobby for the Brendewood function room upstairs. There will be facilities for the disabled including a lift for access to the first floor.

The cost of the project has largely been met by the RFU as part of the Capital Investment Project funding programme. An award of £96,933 has been made in line with the RFU’s 2009-13 Whole Sport Plan, funding allocation secured from government, towards the £170,000 costs of the extension.

Partnership funding has been provided by Staffordshire Environmental Fund (£30,000), Lichfield District Council Section 106 Fund (£10,000), Awards for All ( £9,785), Staffordshire County Council (£1,000) and the rest by Burntwood themselves.

Burntwood secretary Rob Forsyth said, “The clubhouse is busy seven days a week for sports events, social and corporate functions and meetings.

“The new facilities will provide better access to the club’s function rooms and will be user-friendly for all concerned. We are very grateful to the funding organisations for making these improvements possible.”

Burntwood has a growing mini/youth section for boys but with separate new changing rooms, the rugby club is looking to offer girls the chance to try out rugby for next season.

The extension is being constructed by local firm Crown Cutting Services Ltd.

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