Hundreds of players from Ogmore Vale RFC are stepping into a refreshed clubhouse after Pennant Walters funding allowed the club to carry out changes to its bar and bathroom facilities. The makeover was made possible after Pennant Walters provided £7,500 from a fund linked to the construction of the new, but standalone, Pant y Wal Wind Extension Farm, adjacent to Ogwr Valley.
Simon James, Secretary of the senior section and Chairman of the mini and juniors, explains:
“We are delighted that this money has allowed us to make these changes – they’ve gone a long way to refresh our clubhouse. We’ve always relied on goodwill and the skills of many of our members, but with the bar and bathroom areas looking very tired we needed more than a few pairs of hands. Thanks to Pennant Walters we’ve been able to refurbish all our bathroom facilities, whilst the bar has been wrapped, shelving put up and new equipment has been purchased.
“The difference is huge and we’re excited to be able to welcome people to the clubhouse. The comments by our members have been overwhelmingly positive and we can’t wait for our opponents to see our refreshed clubhouse.”
Ogmore Vale RFC’s clubhouse is situated in Tynewydd Row and hosts hundreds of youngsters each weekend.
Pennant Walters Asset Manager, Harry Llewellyn, added:
“It’s amazing to see what a difference this funding has made to the clubhouse, and we are only too happy to have played our part in helping the project come to fruition. Rugby is at the heart of the community and it’s wonderful that so many people – both those that play for Ogmore Vale RFC and their opponents – will be welcomed with open arms.
“Our wind energy project community fund exists to make a difference to the local communities in which we work and we’re happy this money benefits so many people directly.”
Ogmore Vale RFC’s Simon James celebrates the refreshed clubhouse with Pennant Walters Harry Llewellyn