Chess Valley RFC have been busy making improvements to the pitch and the Croxley Guild, which will help benefit players and Guild members alike in the future.
As part of the NatWest maintenance weekend last month, over one hundred people helped to refurbish the site, including 100 members and 30 Colts and under 16 players helping out.
This involved a great deal of work to improve the facilities at the Guild, such as renovating the gates at the front of the common, clearing some hedging and painting the clubhouse.
Club chairman Doug Wotherspoon said despite limitations to playing on field the club has really pulled together to help improve the facilities.
He said: “The delayed annual Nat West Ground Force Day on 5th September saw over 100 club members, including over thirty 15 to 18 year olds, working hard to restore the historic entrance gates, paint the outside of the Guild and cut back much over grown foliage.”
The club also had a recent Crowdfunder which raised £6,700 and went towards installing Duralock pitch fencing.
Doug said the fencing will be extremely beneficial and will both enhance the appearance of the pitch and provide a number of sponsorship opportunities for local businesses benefitting the local community.
He said: “We are incredibly excited to see the installation of our new pitch side fencing, paid for by our generous members through a Crowd funding appeal.
“Whilst all these improvements will directly benefit our members, we also take great pleasure in the fact they will enhance the general environment for the local community who use the Guild socially or just pass through.”
Find out more about Chess Valley RFC at chessvalleyrfc.rfu.club