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More damage for the Wigton club during lockdown PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Walsh   
Wednesday, 10 March 2021

wigton ru damage.pngIt’s been pretty tough through the pandemic for local sports clubs to keep afloat with no sources of income. 

The last thing you need  is vandalism to add expense to an already dwindling bank account. 

Wigton rugby union club are the latest to report damage through people accessing the astro turf pitches during lockdown.

Access to the pitches is via a gate that is kept locked when not in use but individuals have been using equipment on both sides of the fences to allow them to climb over. This is damaging the fence and they also risk injury doing so. 

A Wigton spokesman said: “Once again could we please ask all our supporters, neighbours and friends to keep an eye on the pitches, buildings and grounds and let us know if you see anything suspicious. 

“As mentioned previously the club has suffered financially due to the pandemic and has already had to pay to replace a smashed window and damaged door caused by vandals, which are costs the club can do without.” 

Meanwhile brighter news from Lowmoor Road following the recent RFU announcement, is that the junior rugby committee propose a re-start to training on Sunday, 11th April, adhering to the staggered start times as previously put in place.

A website announcement said: “We envisage training continuing throughout April and then we will see what the general consensus is from parents about holding further sessions. 

The picture above shows how the pitches have been accessed. 

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