Ruffley officially opens revamped Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club premises

Saturday, 14 November, 2009

David Ruffley MP formally opened the major extension and refurbishment of the clubhouse at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club on Saturday 14th November.

The Club is now the largest community sports club in St Edmundsbury, following a half a million pound extension to its clubhouse. It now caters for a diverse range of sports, including rugby, six a side football, hockey and next year's marathon. The club also boasts the best facilities in the county, which include en-suite changing rooms, a new gymnasium and improved disabled facilities.

David said:

'This project has been a triumph for the sporting community in Bury St Edmunds and a testament to what local projects can achieve. I am delighted to have been able to help with such an important venture.

'The extension will help promote equality of gender within the club's facilities, as well as protection for young and vulnerable people; not to mention the enhanced disabled access. Together, these improvements help to create a fully inclusive sports arena for all local people to enjoy.

David emphasised that 'Both Bury St Edmunds and Suffolk as a county will really benefit from the hard work and determination shown by the club's staff and volunteers. They have succeeded in bringing together sporting and local authorities in order to raise significant funds for this community sports club. They have really set an example for community projects all across the county.'