Drybrook RFC secures £36,900 from sporting legacy fund.

Drybrook Rugby Club will receive £36,900 of National Lottery Funding to replace the existing flat changing room roof at their Mannings Ground headquarters with a pitched tiled roof incorporating modern materials for greater thermal efficiency.

Sport England’s Chair Nick Bitel, said:  “A year on from the Olympics, this National Lottery investment is helping us deliver a lasting sporting legacy in Drybrook, in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

With investment now on offer from our Inspired Facilities Fund until 2017, we look forward to supporting many more sports clubs in the Forest of Dean who play such a vital role in grassroots sport”

Drybrook club chairman, Paul Mason, said: “This really is tremendous news for our club. The existing flat changing room roof has been causing us problems for a number of years and without this investment from Sport England we would have had great difficulty in financing the project. We have worked very hard over a number of years to improve the facilities at Drybrook and the new roof will considerably enhance the experience of playing rugby here”.

Mark Harper MP said: “I am delighted to hear that Drybrook RFC has been awarded the grant by Sport England.I was happy to support their

bid for funding, which they fully deserve. From their successful senior team, all the way through to their junior section, the club, with their improved facilities, will be able to continue their important role in the local community.”

Drybrook RFC Ltd is one of well over 300 projects across England receiving lottery investment from the fourth round of the Inspired Facilities fund and one of more than 1,300 to benefit overall.

Many more communities are now set to benefit from the hugely popular fund, after Sport England announced that it was extending Inspired Facilities until 2017, with an additional £40 million of National Lottery funding to invest.