1 November 2014
RED LETTER DAY FOR THE REDS
Last Friday was a special day for Linlithgow RFC and it was nothing to do with Halloween! The building work was completed on the new indoor training facility and it was handed over to the Club.
Linlithgow RFC’s President, Craig Young, said, “We are delighted that the work has been completed on schedule and both the club and local community has this brand new facility for use. I should like to congratulate Stewart Homes on completing their work on schedule. We have been delighted with the way they have worked with us on the project.”
Craig added, “There remain one or two minor tasks to be completed to finish the building off but these will take a matter of days. We also need to have the pitch inspected so that it conforms to international quality requirements but this should be through very soon. It does not stop us using the pitch for a whole range of activities right away.”
The indoor training facility, which cost just under £450,000 to build, consists of a 3G pitch measuring 38 by 18 metres, a strength and conditioning suite and changing rooms with showers. The venture was supported financially by sportscotland, Cash Back for Communities and the Land Trust. Club members have also been heavily involved in a whole range of fund-raising activity from whisky tastings, a Gala Dinner at Murrayfield in partnership with the Bill McLaren Foundation to collecting money in the now-famous piggy banks.
Craig concluded, “We have made clear from the start that this facility is for the use of local sports clubs and organisations as well as of the Rugby Club. We already have two or three groups interested in hiring it and I am sure, as word spreads, there will be many others. This is good news for the town as well as for the club. I should like to thank everyone who has supported us in making our plan a reality.”