Congratulations to Woodbridge Rugby Club on raising funds to purchase land adjacent
to its Bromeswell site for the development of three new junior pitches.
Club chairman, Tim Johnson says: “We started fundraising about 14 months ago and
exceeded our target of £20,000, which in the current climate is amazing.
“With the land acquisition always in our sights for future expansion, the purchase came
about through discussions with its owners, the Faith Baptist Church, and their desire for
it to be used to benefit the community, rather than for development.”
Work on the site is now underway and reseeding will take place in the next few weeks.
“The plan is for the three new pitches to be ready for action just after Christmas,” says
With a thriving junior membership, the club regularly sees in excess of 350 youngsters
playing and training on a Sunday morning.
Tim continues: “Over the years we’ve had some real success stories. It’s great to see
talent develop and some guys that started as junior members with us are now
professional players representing top clubs here in the UK and in Europe.”
The club’s aspirations don’t stop with the new pitches. Tim adds: “Phase two of our
fundraising plan is to look at buying the church building to provide a permanent venue for
our wheelchair rugby team.
“Formed back in 2011, the team hasn’t been able to train over the last eighteen months
due to the pandemic. Whilst we haven’t quite formulated our fundraising efforts, it’s very
much on the agenda to enable our junior, senior, women and wheelchair squads to all
enjoy their game at Bromeswell.”
To find out more about the club visit:: www.woodbridgerugbyclub.co.uk