Whole club to benefit from ‘Active Together’ Grant.

Drybrook Rugby Football club have used a near £5000 grant from Gloucestershire county council to replace outdated and worn out training kit.
County Councillor Colin Guyton, who acted as sponsor for the application, came along before the club’s trial match with Hereford to officially hand over the kit and to pose for a photograph with club officials and players.
The ‘Active Together’ Sport and Physical Activity Grant Fund has paid for new equipment to help the 18 sides that play and train at the Mannings ground. It was awarded to the club after a successful application by Chairman Paul Mason who said:
“I am delighted the club has been recognised for its contribution to local sport and we have been able to secure this extra funding. The money has been used for new training equipment such as tackle bags, hit shields and rugby balls and will be shared out between all sections of the club.”
There are nearly 300 people playing rugby at the club which currently has 18 teams covering all ages and genders.
There are senior men and women teams, boy’s teams from under seven to under 18 and girl’s teams from under 13 to under 18.
The club is managed by a volunteer committee of 25 and has a variety of volunteer sub-committees that help share the work load. These sub-committees oversee the day to day running of their respective groups such as mini and junior boys and girl’s section, women’s rugby and men’s rugby.
The women’s first XV have recently secured promotion from South West North Two whilst the men’s side have cemented their place in the South West One West league after back to back promotions in previous seasons.

Words: Tom El-Shawk

Council-grantCounty Councillor Colin Guyton pictured with , amongst others, Head Coach Tim Stevenson, Club Captain Ben Large and DRFC Chairman Paul Mason.