Cefn Cribwr Athletic Club

Completed, People

Cefn Cribwr Athletic Club

Project Type

People

Project Funding

Reach

Project Funding

Fund Raising

Project Brief

Cefn Cribwr Athletic Club has recently celebrated its 125th anniversary of rugby in the village. Its new clubhouse, was completed in December 2013 and members are very proud of this modern, environmentally efficient building.

Prior to this new building, their old clubhouse had been located since the mid ‘50’s in the old Miners’ Welfare Hall at the centre of the village. “The sale of our old clubhouse plus numerous fundraising activities and events ranging from golf days with rugby celebrities, ‘buying a brick in the new building’ through to a sponsored cycle ride, enabled us to raise the money needed to build the new clubhouse,” says Rhydian James, club Chairperson. “Sponsorship and goodwill of local businesses also contributed greatly.”

Reach Help

Security for the new building was obviously a priority and the club applied to reach for a grant to help with purchasing and installing mechanised roller shutters for the doors and windows in the clubhouse. Ten shutters were required totalling £8,280. Reach provided £5,265.40 with the balance coming from the club’s fundraising efforts.

Outcome and Impact

Apart from the rugby teams, the clubhouse is home to The Cefn Cribwr Ladies’ Netball Team, a local bowls team and a local fitness club uses it on a weekly basis. The new clubhouse is proving to be a very popular community facility. It has a large function room, which is booked every weekend throughout the summer, a bar and a smaller lounge area. One of the most impressive features of the building is the deck at the back, which overlooks the playing fields below and out to the Devon coastline.

“The roller shutters add to the aesthetic look of the exterior and complement the building,” says Rhydian. “We want to attract parents and children to the club and plan to establish mini rugby teams for both girls and boys the near future. We feel that this new, modern clubhouse will help us with this.”