RUGBY Town FC continues to go from strength to strength after the announcement of ten additional teams within its junior section for the 2015/16 season.
The club now boasts as one of the largest in the UK and now has 59 teams and 723 players that are coached by 126 fully qualified coaches and supported by 30 volunteers.
Rugby were awarded the Charter Standard Club of the Year in 2015 and in recent months their have been developments at their base in Kirby Lane which now includes two 9×9 pitches, a full size astro pitch, a new car park and club house and they have secured a grant to improve the goals too.
“We are a progressive and well run football club,” said Rugby chairman Liam Coulter, who has been instrumental in driving the club forward over the past three years.
“We have people who donate hundreds of hours running the club, running teams and looking after all our players.
“It has always been the aim at Rugby Town to offer football for all. That’s what we do and that’s what we are good at.”
Looking ahead, the club has revealed exciting plans to create a youth council which will allow youngsters to have an input on how they want the club run.
Brian Crinigan, general secretary of the junior section, added: “We are aiming to set up a Rugby Town Youth Council consisting of a group of young people aged from 13 to 24 with objectives to take the football club forward by having an input into the running of it.
“The chairman of the council will be Robert Bellamy, a 17-year-old club coach. Also we will be recruiting for young people to become future coaches of the club on the Football Futures programme.
“Andy Iland a former club coach and now coaching with the Strachan Foundation will head up the Young Leaders programme. The schemes are due to be launched in September.”
“It’s an exciting time to be involved in the club and enable 700+ players the opportunity to maintain their fitness, enjoy being a part of a team and to excel at a sport we all love.”