Rugby club given financial boost
A VILLAGE-based sports club has bagged a £1000 grant.
Kinloss Rugby Club (KRC), made up of the Kinloss Falcons (women), Kestrels (P1-7 children) and Eagles (men) squads, will use the funding from the Tesco Bags For Life scheme to pay for new training equipment.
Kestrels manager Liz Albon confirmed everyone involved is grateful for the support.
She said: "The Tesco Bags For Life scheme offers a fantastic opportunity for local clubs organisations to showcase the work they do and receive a cash injection.
"Kestrels is a small, family-orientated club so the £1000 is a big boost - the children are really excited to be able to get some new training equipment."
Tesco community champion Kerry Speed presented a cheque on the day of the club's rugby festival.
Liz said: "The support and generosity she has shown the club is really appreciated, not only for the donation but regular contributions of gifts for the raffle or fruit for our rugby festival.
"We hosted 10 teams from around the North of Scotland and a visiting team from St Andrews. Just over 300 children enjoyed a fun-filled day with the sun shining and Wave Radio broadcasting live from the pitch. The games were refereed by a selection of the first team members and the children were provided with packed lunches from the club while a barbecue was put on for spectators. The 39 engineers kindly provided two chefs to prepare and cook, which was a real help, they did an amazing job.Parents also helped, running a variety of stalls."
KRC is open to new members and offers a free two-week trial from the start of the playing season on Sunday, August 18.
"We have a great time on Sunday mornings," said Liz. "There is a clubhouse for parents to have a cuppa and bacon butty while they watch their childre and we have a dedicated team of qualified coaches so boys so pop down and give it a go!"
KRC is also looking to purchase new balls, tackle pads and playing strips for children.
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