0 Rugby’s £50k boost to tackle drainage

Hundreds of youngsters will be able to play rugby throughout the autumn and winter, thanks to a £50,000 cash injection.

Bolton Rugby Union FC has been given the money from the latest round of Sport England's Protecting Playing Fields Olympic legacy fund.

The project will overhaul three rugby pitches for matches, as well as a training pitch, by improving drainage, which will reduce the number of games cancelled.

Vandals have been tearing up the pitches at the Avenue Street club on moto-cross bikes so the money will also be used to build a boundary fence.

Jon-Paul Hardman, senior section chairman of Bolton Rugby Union FC, said: "With the Olympics at the forefront of everyone's minds, it is fantastic Sport England has been able to harness the enthusiasm and create a lasting legacy with Bolton RUFC.

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