Chichester Rugby Club’s new clubhouse takes shape

The new clubhouse. Picture by Kate Shemilt C150022-1 SUS-150216-154051001
The new clubhouse. Picture by Kate Shemilt C150022-1 SUS-150216-154051001
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AS CHICHESTER Rugby Club goes from strength-to-strength, its new clubhouse is also taking shape.

The £550,000 building is going up in Oaklands Park, where the club is now playing in the national league – its highest ever position.

Declan Hutchings, the club’s honourary secretary said work was progressing well and the first phase was hoped to be finished by the end of March.

“Rugby is a team game and the team are coming in,” he said, referencing the strong community support, which has seen people coming up and helping run cables, make donations and much more.

Over the years the clubhouse developed from a wooden hut to a two-storey brick building, built in the late 1960s. It was extended 20 years ago, but no longer met the requirements of an increasing youth section.

The new clubhouse includes a gym, full disabled access and a 200sqm function room.