In the summer of 2018, Chiswick RFC will be developing an Artificial Grass Pitch (AGP) as it sets out to achieve its goal of becoming the leading community amateur rugby club, thanks to The RFU.
The RFU is to invest £800k in the AGP with floodlights at the club, plus £700k over the following 30 years towards maintenance of the pitch. It will be available for daily use by all club teams, senior, junior and mini, as well as local schools and community groups to help make us a more sustainable club.
Alongside the AGP, Chiswick RFC will be extending and improving the clubhouse to provide four additional changing rooms, and provide better rugby and community facilities. This will be completed in two phases and will require an investment of at least £1m in total. However, it is Phase 1 that is most important, which is to provide the new modern changing rooms and associated facilities, including dedicated physiotherapy suite and referee changing rooms.
The new changing rooms will open the club up to the local community, providing safe and clean facilities for all to use including the four senior sides and 150 minis and juniors playing week in week out. The new facilities will also provide an opportunity for the club to grow, and upon completion Chiswick RFC will be taking steps to set up a ladies team and host Friday night matches!
The project has the support of The RFU, London Borough of Hounslow, Sport England and Ruth Cadbury MP.
Kelvin Campbell, Club Chairman said,
“This is a significant moment in the Chiswick RFC’s history. Our ambition is to provide fantastic rugby and other sports opportunities for our wonderful community. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the generous support of our partners, members and other supporters.”