KENILWORTH RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB
The pipe dream of a new ground with state-of-the-art training and conference facilities for the whole community is edging closer.
Club volunteers have been working tirelessly on the fine details of the move to a site just off Warwick Road to the south of Kenilworth Cricket Club.
The club’s new home, which will feature five full size rugby pitches – two floodlit – as well as a 3G pitch available to the local community, could be a reality within two years.
We want the new chapter in our rich history to be enjoyed by businesses, sports fans, rugby aficionados and youngsters alike… because you never know where the next England international is coming from.
So, if you have experience in volunteer management, events, conference and banqueting, commercial catering, sponsorship, website development, sales and advertising, then we’d love to hear from you.
It’s going to be an exciting time with a new two-storey clubhouse with changing rooms, a conditioning gym, clubroom, function room and meeting spaces all included in the plan.
We’re a friendly club built around a shared passion for the game, but we are also a big part of the community in Kenilworth and Warwickshire, so rely on volunteers to help spread the word.
Our coaches, car park attendants, planners and – the most important people – tea and coffee makers, are all volunteers.
The ‘Build the Castle Campaign’ explains how we’d love to hear from volunteers in key areas to help turn the dream into reality.
Adam Gill, the Club’s videographer, answered a call for media help: “Previously, I hadn’t had any involvement with the rugby club. In fact I don’t know much about rugby at all!
“When I saw that the Club needed help with its digital content, I got in touch because that’s an area where I’m keen to develop my skills as part of my personal development at work so it’s a win-win. I hope the film helps the club achieve its ambitious plans, and I'm very happy to be a part of such an exciting project."
We’re about to start advertising specific volunteer roles on the Club website, as well as using social media and community platforms to get the message out around the town and beyond.
Campaign manager, Paul Fountaine, said: "This is a great opportunity for people to get involved in an exciting project for the whole community.
“We’re really keen to hear from local residents who would be warmly welcomed in to the #kenfamily so they can help shape the new ground and its many community benefits."
If you can play a part email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how you can help.