28/10/19 | General
After a few years of planning and several months of groundwork, and on the day England beat the All Blacks to win a place in the Rugby World Cup Final, Lymm Rugby Club launched its new, all-weather Artificial Grass Pitch last Saturday for the match against Morpeth.
The new facility will provide clubs across the local community the chance to benefit from year-round rugby through the durability of the all-weather, floodlit surface, which will enable additional training sessions and more flexibility in playing times. As a result, the pitch is expected to increase rugby participation across clubs and community groups, further growing the sport.
‘This a great step forward for Lymm Rugby Club and the broader community,’ commented John Cartwright, Lymm RFC Chairman. ‘We are grateful to the RFU, Warrington Borough Council, and the main contractor McArdle Sport Tec for helping us achieve this significant ambition.’
The AGP will also be available for hire by local sports clubs, schools, colleges, universities and 5-a-side football organisations.
‘We hope the local community will embrace the new AGP and take advantage of the additional opportunities it provides people to play year-round rugby. We have seen local clubs, schools and teams from across the local areas all embracing the opportunity to play on the world-class facilities without weather, darkness or lack of pitch access limiting their ability to enjoy this great game’, said Steve Grainger, RFU Rugby Development Director.
For more information on Artificial Grass Pitches, and to book a pitch, visit www.englandrugby.com/rugby365.