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New balls for Droitwich RFC

Droitwich Editorial 16th Feb, 2016 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

DROITWICH Rugby Club has been supplied with a new set of branded balls by a local retirement house builder as part of its on going commitment to support communities in which it builds.

The award winning developers McCarthy and Stone West Midlands – who have a nearby development in Droitwich, Horton Mill Court – has made the donation in a bid to boost its links with the local community.

Robert Monkman, regional sales and marketing director at McCarthy and Stone, said: “As a company, we appreciate that our responsibility is not only to build quality retirement properties but also to create a positive legacy in the areas in which we operate.

Droitwich RFC is an important part of the town and we are delighted to have been able to help.”

Founded in 1972, by a group of rugby enthusiasts, Droitwich RFC is based at the Glyn Mitchell Memorial Ground and runs three adult teams with 64 senior members and 12 youth teams, with 380 mini and junior members.

DROITWICH RFC chairman David Warner said: “Donations of this kind are extremely important for a club like ours.

“Without them and without sponsorship contributions, we’re completely self-funded, so they really do make all the difference.

“Practical support from local businesses such as this means our teams are assisted in the best way possible.”

The news comes ahead of tomorrow’s crunch clash against Midlands 2 West (South) basement club Bedworth who are yet to win a game this season.

Bedworth’s solitary point of the season came against Droitwich where the two sides shared the spoils in a 12-12 draw.

After last weekend’s harrowing 105-8 defeat at league leaders Banbury, Droitwich will be looking to claim maximum points to get some positives from a season blighted by disappointment.

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