Sharks get their teeth stuck into Engage initiative
Representatives from Wolves' One Community club Rylands Sharks got their hands dirty when they took part in the recent RFL 'Engage with your club initiative'.
A group of hardy volunteers made the most of the good weather over the weekend of 17th and 18th August to tidy up the Sharks areas of Rylands Recreation Ground ensuring the club's 20 sides have a safe and clean environment to play in on completion of the August break.
Work was carried out on all areas of the Gorsey Lane site, with most of the effort concentrating on the main pitch area. An enormous amount of activity was undertaken, including clearing rubbish, weeds, over grown shrubs and trees and even the odd spot of DIY and fencing, all of which will ensure that the facilities will be up to scratch when all the age groups return to complete the remaining two months of the North West Counties summer season.
This was the third year running the club has staged such an event, with successes of previous seasons including newly painted changing rooms, fixed lighting, scrubbed showers and replaced ceilings as well as just having a good old clear out.
Commenting on the efforts, Rylands Chairman Colin Slater-Mairs said: "Every little bit helps towards improving our facilities, which is why we asked everyone to come down and lend a hand for a couple of hours. To those people who helped, a massive thank you."
Under 7s coach Neil Ashurst added: "It's really important to give something back. Without these facilities there'd be nowhere for the kids to play, so giving up a couple of hours or so for one weekend a year is the least we can do to ensure they remain safe and usable for everyone in the future."
Pictured (L-R): Rylands Chairman Colin Slater-Mairs, Secretary Lindsay Bisset, Jack Best, Ellis Slater-Mairs, Daniel Slater-Mairs and U7s Coach Neil Ashurst
26, Aug, 2013