Club’s windfall

A regional builder has given a cash boost to help a Bridgnorth sports club provide coaching and training equipment as its membership continues to grow. Bridgnorth RFC applied to Persimmon Homes West Midlands to become one of the winners in their Healthy Communities scheme.

Under the scheme, regional prizes of £750 were up for grabs until the end of December, with amateur sports teams and individuals aged 21 years and under eligible to apply.

A shortlist of 30 will now be created for a national final to be decided on a public vote, with the winning club or individual receiving £200,000 while two runners-up will receive £50,000 each.

Chair of BRFC’s mini and junior teams Phil Jefferies says, “We believe we’re the fastest growing and developing rugby club in the West Midlands. Our vision is to expand our mini and junior section to more than 400 youngsters. We cannot thank Persimmon Homes enough for this donation which will boost funding for progressive coaching and training equipment.”

BRFC has also been selected as a partner club of Worcester Warriors.


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