Woodbridge Rugby Club used its new floodlights for the first time last Saturday (17th November) in it’s Eastern Counties League clash against second-in-the-table Wymondham.
The new lamps provide excellent forward throw of light with low light pollution and were financed with the help of generous contributions from Suffolk Coastal District Council Play Space Fund, the Rugby Football Foundation’s Goundmatch Grant and three of our local SCDC Councillors Community Budgets.
The lights were installed and commissioned by local firm, Bayfield Electrical Contracting, just in time as the evenings draw in and weather-affected fixtures have to be accommodated. They will also enable evening fixtures that are a valuable source of Club income.
The Club remains an important community resource providing three excellent pitches, a large Clubhouse with modern changing facilities, matches and coaching to senior men’s and women’s teams, wheelchair rugby players and some 350 boys and girls from U6 upwards.
Club Chairman Rob Simpson commented “I am constantly and pleasantly surprised by the willingness of local donors to support our efforts to provide rugby to the Woodbridge area. These floodlights will not only extend the time that we can play rugby but also provide much improved facilities for use by our local community.”