Local rugby club Rylands Sharks scores funds

Warrington rugby club, Rylands Sharks is celebrating after being awarded £1,000 from Our Space Your Place.

Following a successful application, the club was given the money to spend on much needed kit for its under 7s team.

The team’s 21 players will benefit from the new training kits which include shorts, t-shirts, training tops and socks to help ensure their success this season.

Liam Kirkham, head coach for the under 7s at Rylands Sharks, said: “On behalf of Rylands Sharks and all the children who have benefited from the money, I would like to say a big thank you to David Wilson Homes North West. It will make a massive difference to our players and we are all extremely grateful.

“This contribution will ensure that the youngsters have everything they need to be successful this season and can stand proud their new kit. It will also hopefully encourage others to get involved.”

Graham Swann, managing director for David Wilson Homes North West, adds: “As a company, we appreciate that our commitment is not only to build quality homes but also to help create a positive legacy in the communities in which we work.

“Rylands Sharks rugby club is a big part of the local community, helping children of all ages stay active and make new friends and we were delighted to provide it with this funding for new kit.”

The rugby club is based at Gorsey Lane Recreation club in Warrington and has classes for all ages from the under 5s and 6s to the senior team which is an open age team. To get involved visit http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/Rylandssharks/ for more information.

Our Space, Your Place supports community groups with either volunteer time or funding, the only condition is that the funding is used for something that will genuinely enhance or improve a service, facilities or the environment within the local area. To apply, simply download and complete an application form.

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