Melrose Rugby Club have announced the launch of the first phase of their 1883 Legacy Project - to install a 3G pitch with floodlights at the Greenyards following a period of consultation with community as well as public & private sector partners.
The vision of the 1883 Legacy project is to develop a focus for rugby and sport within a community environment, whilst recognising the heritage and the worldwide recognition Melrose RFC has as the birthplace of the seven a-side rugby game.
The 3G synthetic surface technology is designed for rugby and football at competitive, training and recreational levels, for schools and community clubs without the curtailment of weather and ground conditions.
Melrose are working closely with SBC, Scottish Rugby and the SFA on the project, however they need to plug the funding gap for this pitch and plan to launch a crowd funding campaign on Friday 9 June on the www.crowdfunder.co.uk platform under Melrose Rugby Club Legacy Project.
Additionally the club hopes to raise sufficient funds to apply for planning permission to enable Phase 2 of the project to begin. The second phase of the Legacy Project is to replace the current clubhouse, changing rooms and stand, with a modern day multipurpose community facility.
Trevor Jackson, Melrose Rugby Club president, commented: "This is an exciting prospect for the club to bring a vibrant, sporting community focus to Melrose and the Scottish Borders, we are working on the mantra that we are inspired by the past, delivering for the future. We sincerely hope that the community will enjoy the opportunities this project presents."
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