Rugby clubhouse in Chichester to be extended

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CHICHESTER Rugby Club’s clubhouse will undergo a upgrade.

The district council granted permission last week for an extension to the clubhouse, which is situated in the north-east corner of Oaklands Park.

The work which will be undertaken includes improving the facilities, especially for the younger players, and introducing a lift to improve disabled access.

It will also include a new entrance lobby, and an enlarged balcony.

The accommodation facilities will also be upgraded.

The work will take place sometime within the next three years.

The design and access statement submitted by the rugby club said because of recent successes of both the youth section and seniors, the club had ‘outgrown’ the facilities provided by the current building.

This season is the club’s 85th anniversary, and also the 65th anniversary of it playing in Oaklands Park.