The new rugby club facility includes a 2 storey club house which provides six changing rooms, two officials’ changing rooms, medical room, physio/rehabilitation area, one main function room able to cater for 180 guests, 2 further function rooms with two bars, club shop and fully equipped kitchen.
Externally there are 4 senior pitches, 2 of which are floodlit, individual pitches for the minis age groups, plus specialist training areas. Two cricket pitches have also been added to ensure the grounds are used throughout the year.
The appearance and aesthetic of the building was designed to reflect the agricultural nature of the neighbouring buildings and land, whilst the natural materials and details have been chosen to unify the proposal with the local vernacular. The materials and overall mass of the building are used to create a low profile, barn-style appearance that blends harmoniously with the site and mitigates any harmful affect on the surrounding landscape.
Aside from rugby, the club facilities will offer sporting and leisure facilities to the local community all year round.
The creation of the new clubhouse and pitches has led (in the first season) to a 30% increase in membership, a 100% increase in club sponsorship and a 300% rise in pre-match lunches and game spectators. In this first season the 1st Team has won the league and been promoted to London North-East Two, the Colts and Youth Teams have reached County and Regional Finals across the age groups and the Minis squads have increased in size, strength and ability. The Women’s Team compete at a national level and we now have a Girls Section within the club.
“It’s a joy and a pleasure to come to such a fantastic facility to work” – Andrew Kilby, WRFC Chairman
- Integrated and Collaborative Working Award - 2019 Norfolk Constructing Excellence
- Finalist at the Guinness Rugby Awards 2019 - Facility Development of the Year. (Winner announced August 29th 2019)