Wyke secure funding to improve club facilities

Wyke Rugby Club chairman Jason Whomack pictured inside the changing rooms which are threatened with demolision
Wyke Rugby Club chairman Jason Whomack pictured inside the changing rooms which are threatened with demolision

Wyke ARLFC have secured substantial funding which will go towards improving facilities at their home ground.

The club have been looking at ways to improve facilities at Wyke Park for a number of years but after talks with the Rugby Football League and Sport England, they have managed to secure funding of £100,000.

Wyke plan to install a modular building on Wyke Park, which would have new and modern changing, toilet and catering facilities.

Despite securing funding, the club are still around £70,000 short of funding the full cost of the project and are now appealing for club members to come up with ideas of how they can raise the additional costs.

Wyke chairman Jason Whomack said: “Obviously there is a significant shortfall in the money required but the club are actively looking to address this and we are in the process of submitting several applications to local and national funding bodies to make up the extra money required.

“The club are also asking for support from anyone who would be willing to invest money or donate something that would help the club generate this money.”

The club run two senior teams, who are currently in pre-season training ahead of the new Pennine League campaign.

They also currently have five junior teams playing at Under-8s, Under-11s, Under-13s, Under-15s and Under-18s.

Anyone who can assist Wyke’s funding efforts should contact Jason Whomack on 07774 429351 or the club’s facilities manager Bob Willan on 07974 413835.