Mansfield mayor's cash boost helps rugby club return to the game after 12 months

A Mansfield Woodhouse rugby club is ensuring its facilities are Covid-compliant thanks to a generous donation from mayor Andy Abrahams’ community fund.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 5:30 pm

Sherwood Wolf Hunt ARLFC, a community rugby league team, has become the latest recipient of a fund set up by the mayor as part of his pledge to donate 30 per cent of his salary to good causes.

The club, which is based at Debdale Park Sports and Recreation Club and runs two open-age teams and three junior sides, is preparing to return to playing later this month – but needed to get it facilities updated to meet strict Covid guidelines.

Now thanks to a cash boost from Mr Abrahams’ 500 Fund, Sherwood is now able to install a sanitising station and new signage ahead of its return to action.

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Mansfield mayor Andy Abrahams presents the £500 cheque to Sherwood Wolf Hunt ARLFC.
Mansfield mayor Andy Abrahams presents the £500 cheque to Sherwood Wolf Hunt ARLFC.

“It is a great set up at Debdale Park Sports Club and they have some fantastic facilities which are available for many sports; football, hockey, cricket and rugby to name a few,” said Mr Abrahams.

"It was great to meet volunteers who love their sport and give their time to encourage young people to participate and keep fit and healthy.”

Glenn Holt, head coach, said the club can now look forward to returning to the pitch ‘in a safe manner’ after 12 months of inactivity.

"The Mayor’s Fund is going to help us prepare for our return to play and make sure that all our players, coaches and spectators can come to Debdale Park reassured that we're Covid compliant and that their health and safety is a top priority for us,” he said.

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