Farnley Falcons rugby club has launched a £25,000 appeal to help build new changing rooms.
The club, which has more than 100 children playing and training at its Butt Lane base every week, is currently installing changing rooms at the side of the pitches.
It was based at Farnley Sports and Social Club until its sudden closure two years ago. The building was demolished last year following a spate of arson attacks.
A spokesperson for the club said:
“These changing rooms will provide the necessary facilities required for our club to participate in the different leagues we are currently a part of, as well as offer the club additional revenue streams on a match day.
“We already have our changing rooms sited, and they are in the process of being renovated in time for the start of next season.
“Unfortunately the initial quotes to complete this work were severely understated. Due to the location of our pitches the cost to connect our site to electric, water and drainage services is extremely high, and is not something the club can meet in time to be ready for the 2017 season.”
Donations can be made here.
New girls team
The West Leeds club recently launched their new girls section with 16 new players turning up for the opening night taster session, delivered by England International and Rugby League Development Officer Lois Forsell.
The session was advertised on the back of coaching delivered by Lois in primary and secondary schools in the area involving girls from school years 6-9, who will continue to train every Thursday as part of the club’s new girls team.
Founded in 2005, Farnley Falcons are one of the fastest growing teams in Leeds and now host under 7s, 8s, 9s, 10s and 11s junior age groups, with a number of girls registered with the club in the primary age groups.
Club Secretary at Farnley Falcons, Jonny Adams said:
“We are delighted to be launching a girls team.
“With a number of talented girls already signed up at the club in Primary age groups, launching a new girls team was the next natural step.
“As a club, we can’t wait to start our journey into the fast-expanding female game.”
The new girl’s section will continue to train on Thursday nights from 6-7pm.
For more information, e-mail club secretary Jonny Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org.