29 June 2017 / Club News

Welsh Government funding of Tynewydd Road development


Welsh Government’s decision to approve funding of £490k to help the development of a centre of excellence for the community in South East Rhyl has been hailed as a game changer for the project to develop a community centre with social, changing and playing facilities at Tynewydd Road, Rhyl.


Rhyl Rugby Club, the project sponsor, has been successful in attracting other grants to help boost the funds required to complete a scheme that is estimated to cost in excess of £1.5m.


Richard Greenwood, Club Chairman, said, “We are absolutely delighted that Welsh Government has seen the potential that this project can bring for the wider community of Rhyl, and that the Rugby Club, building on its proud achievements in providing a vibrant community hub, can work effectively with local organisations in the future”.


“We are also grateful to the support that we have received from local political representatives, Denbighshire County Council, Rhyl Town Council, and our Assembly Member, Mrs Ann Jones, and the wider local community.


“ The development of the project owes much to the support of the Welsh Rugby Union, who also provided additional funding; Sport Wales and WRENare also significant funders of the scheme”.


“At a time of close public scrutiny of Government funding it is important to recognise that the Rugby Club is itself the major funder of the project in that it is investing the proceeds of the sale of its two major assets to develop a community and sporting hub of which the whole of Rhyl can be proud.


Work will start on site in early July, initially aiming to improve the playing surface whilst also reducing the amount of surface water spilling over in to adjacent and neighbouring areas. The playing surface will be reseeded and, favourable weather permitting, should be ready for late summer 2018. It is anticipated that building work will commence on site in the early Autumn.

Richard Greenwood OBE.  Chairman


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