A NEW clubhouse for one of the most successful rugby clubs in Wealden is nearly finished thanks to financial support from a unique loan fund.
The clubhouse for Crowborough Rugby Football Club (CRFC,) at Steel Cross has been years in the pipeline. Thanks to a £150,000 loan from The Social Enterprise Loan Fund (TSELF) and support from the Rugby Football Union, Wealden District Council and Club sponsors and patrons, work is nearing completion.
Richard Lambert, Club finance director said: “We are delighted with our new clubhouse. We really are a community club and now thanks to the funding we received from TSELF, our clubhouse, which has been described as one of the nicest in Sussex, will provide facilities for the entire community. We have had enquiries from dance and exercise classes, nurseries and play groups about hiring the clubhouse.”
The new building replaces the old one built 48 years ago.
As well as home to members and supporters of the Club, local residents, clubs and societies will be able to hire out the new large clubroom.
CRFC was set up 75 years ago and goes from strength to strength with four senior teams, over 300 minis and juniors and membership base of over 1,000 from across Kent and Sussex.