The official opening of Kesteven Rugby Club’s new extension to its clubhouse took place prior to the opening league game of the season at Woodnook on Saturday.
The new room, added to provide additional shelter for its younger members, was constructed following a cash injection from Lincolnshire County Council’s Community Grants Fund. This was supported by fundraising from club members.
The project was managed by club chairman David Epton and was named The Derrick Smith Room in honour of Kesteven’s longest serving founder member.
Club president Mike Money was presented with a commemorative plaque by Councillors Linda Wootton, Nick Craft, Paul Carpenter and LCC chairman Ray Wootton. Founder member Derrick Smith unveiled a commerative plaque in his own honour.
Also in attendance representing the Rugby Football Union were Tracy Edmundson, RFU council member for Notts, Lincs and Derbys, NLD president Nick Mudd and Lincs president and rugby development officer Philip Cass.
Picture from left are: Councillors Nick Craft, Paul Carpenter, Linda Wooton, KRFC president Mike Money, club secretary Bill Berridge and founder member Derrick Smith.