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Natwest RFU Ground Force Weekend

3 weeks ago By Niall Hornett

Great weekend, and so much accomplished

With a backdrop of beautiful weather, club volunteers came out in force to help with the myriad of jobs planned. Our own "Bob the Builder" in Heath Puxley turned up with more machinery than most major building sites in London. Needless to say, boys with their toys!
With diggers, chippers, chainsaws, strimmers and everything else that you could possible think of, work commenced (well after the breakfast butties supplied by Mr Hull!). The containers were all emptied, cleaned out, inventory taken and repairs made. Litter picking was organised, and with an enthusiastic set of young volunteers, black bags were filled.
Ditch clearing seems to be a specific skillset of Mr Braybrook, although getting the mini digger stuck in the ditch was not in the plan. Nevertheless, the answer was quite simple, get a bigger digger! With Heath at the controls (clearly he was born into this role), short order was made of the ditch, trees and undergrowth that had not been cleared for many years. In fact we found more cricket balls than have been used by the England team!
We also had our local MP John Whittingdale attend, as well as our Mayor Wendy Stamp and two local councillors in Peter Elliott and Vanessa Bell.
It's really great to see people give back some time, and I can't thank people enough for what they did. I do want to give special thanks to Heath, And Wade, Andy Bache, Bob Blunden and Dave and Hazel Gillett who were there until the bitter end on both days.
There's more to come, and there are a few more jobs that we need to complete before the start of the new season, so look out for more on this!

Updated 11:36 - 26 Jun 2018 by Niall Hornett

Where next?

Dinner Dance a tremendous success as always! Huge congratulations to all the awards winners - see below. This club is lucky to have you all - WELL DONE!
Essex selection for WILL BRAYBROOK AND LEWIS GILLETT. WELL DONE!!!!!!!!! They smashed it at the Essex Saracens Dpp trials and have been selected !!!!!!!

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