Newton Abbot Rugby Football Club (NARFC) u10s squad welcomed the Rotarian Nick James to their training session.

NARFC are delighted that their sports grant application was successfully chosen to receive a funding donation towards training equipment, to benefit our playing groups.

The £1,000 sports award was split into five smaller awards and given by The Rotary Newton Abbot, who teamed up with Mid-Devon Advertiser.

Junior development of Rugby manager Simon Coburn applied for this award back in November 2021, evaluated by three Rotarians and editor of the paper Nick Knight, Simon was successfully contacted earlier in the month to be told it had been selected as one of the applications for the award.

Simon said: ‘We thank the Rotary Club of Newton Abbot for the continued generosity and building on the wonderful contribution towards the Christmas food hampers for the vulnerable within our community back in December.

Established in 1873 Newton Abbot Rugby Club is proud of its history of being at the centre of its community supporting the residents of Newton Abbot, Kingsteignton and the surrounding areas.

Located on the Rydon Industrial Estate behind Fairway Furniture as well as offering grassroots sport for health and fitness benefits through the game of rugby, we bring people together to enjoy old friendships and create new ones in a warm and friendly environment for the wellbeing of its members and guests.

The club has ambitious plans for the future to grow in the community and be recognised as the club of choice within the surrounding areas for its on and off field experience

Girls and boys start from u5s (reception school year) through to adults, the club is proud to have participation of more than 500 players across 20 different squads, playing and gaining all benefits and values of playing rugby on a weekly basis.

‘Supported by a strong past players and rugby fan and parent membership who come along to cheer on the teams on the weekends

‘Our focus for 2022 in the year of the Women’s Rugby World Cup is to encourage as many females to try this great team game as possible, we have space across all our girls and women’s teams so to find out about starting or anything else happening at newton Abbot Rugby Football Club please visit our website

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