Sir Gavin Williamson recently visited the Essington Rugby Club to attend the opening ceremony for their new facilities.
Sir Gavin met with the team to congratulate them on recently raising funds to improve the club house and grounds. Essington Rugby Club meets weekly for training sessions, as well as several social events throughout the month, providing a great sense of community for all those involved. The team greeted Sir Gavin with a plate to thank his attendance at the opening. Sir Gavin intended to attend a game between Essington Rugby Club and St Leonards RUFC, however, the game was cancelled due to the tragic loss of a St Leonard’s player on the morning of the game.
Sir Gavin said: “It has been a real pleasure to meet with those at Essington Rugby, who have been dedicated to improving the facilities at the club, and have done a fabulous job. I’m always keen to support community sport endeavours, as it is so important to stay physically active at the same time as it is wonderful to have such a sociable team. The match due to occur between Essington Rugby and St Leonard’s was cancelled due to the tragic loss of a St Leonard’s player that morning. I’d like to offer his family and friends my deepest condolences at such a difficult time.”
Essington Rugby said: “We at Essington Rugby Club were so pleased to be able to host Sir Gavin Williamson to our rugby club to open our refurbished toilets facilities. Essington Rugby Club President, David Brawn, said that more than 8,000 people visit the Rugby Club every year for Weddings, Birthdays and other celebrations as well as all the sporting activities that take place at the club.”