The restoration of the club house at Kingscote Park, Layton was celebrated by members old and new at an open day yesterday afternoon. Guests were able to see the full extent of the restoration, sample the food from the club house menu, enjoy a drink at the newly licensed bar and take a look at the new pitch which has been established on the Grange road side of the club house.
Club Chairman, Simon Hornby, commented ” its good to see the building project finally finished, although there are some small pieces of the jigsaw (namely Sky TV) to be added. It means we can switch our energies to developing the rugby side of the club , develop stronger links with the local community and further develop a welcoming and friendly environment for our members and their guests”.
“It’s our long-term goal to employ a development officer on a full time basis or two officers part-time. These officers would strengthen the links we have with local schools, assisting the schools in the development of rugby league within the curriculum and help sign post young people to the club. Too many young people are lost to sport when they leave the academic environment and by getting them involved early in community clubs like ours we believe they will remain active in sport well in to their adult years. The club house will become a major asset in funding this goal having been transformed from a derelict building only a few years ago”.
“We are also keen to share the building with the local community and are actively trying to attract more members from the Layton area. The club needs to accommodate a wide variety of local groups under its roof in order to establish a sustainable future”.
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