Heworth Amateur Rugby League Club (ARLFC) has received £3,000 from the Pavers Foundation, a donation initiated by Ian and Debbie Paver.
The donation will be put towards funding an extension to the clubs changing facilities with plans to build four new changing rooms to accommodate for the growing number of players at the club.
Debbie Paver, Trustee of the Pavers Foundation said:
“The club is very close to our hearts as Ian used to play for them many years ago. They give all ages the opportunity to compete in Rugby matches and allow them to be part of a fun team environment. They have needed some work doing to the property for a while; we’re pleased to be able to give something back to the club and to our community”.
Heworth ARLFC, which has approximately 300 players in total across all age groups, starting from under 7's through to Adult open age sides. The open-age teams play in the National Conference and Yorkshire Men’s League whilst the juniors all play in Yorkshire Junior and Youth Leagues. Last year the club celebrated success as the first team won the Yorkshire Men’s League First Division and The League Grand Final.
Steve Towse, Team Manager at Heworth ARLFC said:
“Thank you to the Pavers Foundation and to Ian and Debbie Paver”.
“It was an extremely kind donation and helped us reach the goal we needed for building the changing rooms. This year we have 15 teams in the club which is the highest number we’ve ever seen. We have juniors at every age group from under 7's up to under 18's, we have 3 open age teams with the 1st team, 2nd team and a Masters team. Therefore four new changing rooms are essential in supporting all of those teams and players.”
The Pavers Foundation is pleased to be able to support Heworth ARLFC and hope that the new changing rooms will be a great addition to the club.
To find out more about Heworth ARLFC please visit hewortharlfc.co.uk.