Veseyans have unveiled a £350,000 ground improvement scheme at their Streetly headquarters.
The Midlands Two West (North) club now four additional changing rooms, a gymnasium, a new junior pitch, full floodlighting to its training pitch plus improvements to the parking and catering facilities at Little Hardwick Road..
The club will now be able to offer additional training opportunities in rugby, touch rugby, football and cricket well into the winter and head rugby coach Stuart Ward believes the makeover will vastly benefit the sports club, especially in the coming winter months.
He said: “With the new floodlights all teams can train safely throughout the winter months. The new junior pitch allows us to provide additional facilities to our young players and also local schools.”
The money for the makeover was generated from the club’s fundraising over the past 18 months as well as a £75,000 grant from the RFU Lead Up and Legacy fund, Sport England and Biffa trust, which awards grants to community and environmental projects across the UK as part of the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF).
Veseyans Sports and Social Club was formed in 1973 as a community sports and social facility with three pitches and pavilion and now provides sporting facilities for more than 600 regular users as well as acting as a space for private functions and events.