Whitley Bay Rockclff to be recognised for facilities improvement

Whitley Bay Rockcliff RFC is to receive a Gold Standard award in recognition of the work that has been done to improve the club’s facilities.

Representatives from the RFU and World Rugby will be at the club on Saturday to make the award.

Alex Bowden, from the RFU, said: “As part of Rugby World Cup 2015 kick-off, a legacy award has been announced to reward, recognise and promote those clubs that are making the biggest contributions to generating the greatest participation legacy for rugby union across the country.

“This includes those in our flagship legacy strand of facilities, where the RFU has supported 236 clubs across the country to transform their social spaces for Rugby World Cup.

“Whitley Bay Rockcliff RFC has been identified as achieving a Gold Standard in the development and delivery of a truly transformational project that will support the retention and recruitment of players, the clubs long term financial sustainability and generating a high profile in the local community.”