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Your News West Bridgford to remember veteran Roberts at floodlight switch-on

WEST Bridgford will remember their former Veterans player Chris Roberts when they officially switch on the new floodlights at their Memorial Ground headquarters in Stamford Road on Friday October 21.

Roberts, a loyal club servant, passed away recently and the official switch-on of the new lights will be performed by his widow Caron.

West Bridgfords Veterans XV will then play an invitation Veterans XV from other Nottinghamshire clubs in the first match under the floodlights.

The lights cost 43,259 and have been jointly funded by the RFU Capital Investment Programme, the Rugby Football Foundation, Rushcliffe Borough Council and sponsors Mars.

The RFU CIP provided 50 per cent of the funding through a grant with the RFF charitable trust proving a further 5,000 grant through its Groundmatch scheme and an interest-free loan.

The RFU Capital Investment Programme is the capital funding element of the Whole Sport Plan funding allocation secured from government through Sport England. The RFU has been awarded 30.7m over a four-year period, 12m of which has been ring-fenced for capital facility investment.

The Rugby Football Foundation is a Charitable Trust established by the Rugby Football Union. The purpose of the Rugby Football Foundation is to promote and develop community amateur rugby in England.

The Foundation is responsible for a substantial community rugby programme which includes the provision of rugby development officers, the training and development of referees and the production of coaching and technical material.

The Foundation also administers a Capital Fund for the financing of capital projects aimed at improving facilities which lead to the recruitment and retention of rugby players.

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