Rugby Club Issue 73 - Page 78

Sheffield Tigers FOLLOW US ONLINE TWITTER.COM/RUGBYCLUBMAG Your local garden room specialists We can offer endless possibilities. Just ask. Office, Garden Room, Painting studio, Hobbit Hole, Cinema, Gym, Craft space, Teenage hideout, Adult hideout!, Classroom, Workshop, Treatment room, Recording studio, Summerhouse, Bar room, House Extension, Split-use building, ... 07876 201695 | Appointed in summer 2016, chairman Paul Walker is driving a asshoppers. Im n Gr age o rolling programme of improvements to t s co re P both ground and clubhouse. Beyond u rt st decorating the changing rooms, in the club has created a clean- room for physiotherapists and significant improvements are being made to the bar. It is central to Paul’s vision that the club must be, quite simply, a great place to watch rugby – as he puts it: “I want everybody leaving this place - home or away, player or supporter, young or old to come away saying ‘that was brilliant!’”. The clubhouse is already a busy local hub, used by assorted local groups and the club itself regularly hosts social events, open to members and non-members alike. Details are published on the website: The club has a strong tradition of raising its own players – several of the Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to get down to see many games last season but was aware of the great end to the season that the seniors enjoyed. I am particularly looking forward to the 1st fixture of the new season against Sheffield which will be quite a game I’m sure and may set the tone for future fixtures. Best of luck to everyone at Sheffield Tigers RUFC for the 2017/2018 season!” Championships in May. Pete Swatkins was also called to the England Counties tour in Spain. Young players Tom Farrell and Tom Coates have made a huge contribution throughout the season and were officially commended by the club. Morale is high and the squad, largely unchanged, believe without question that they belong in this league. The second match of the new season will see Tigers host newly promoted local rivals Sheffield RUFC. This will be a major event: the rivalry is fierce but friendly and the atmosphere will be immense. There will be food, there will be drinks and there will be an epic, epic game. If you can, be there. The ground is set high above Sheffield on the edge on the Peak District. With great views, two floodlit pitches and additional training pitches, Sheffield Tigers boasts more playing space than any other local team. Adam Reynolds of club sponsor Dore Garden Offices recently spoke to Rugby Club Magazine, telling us, “I wanted to be part of a good local rugby club and when my sons Jonah and Freddie expressed an interest in the sport it was an ideal opportunity to take them along to the Tigers. Jonah is an Under 11s player with aspirations to be a scrum half and Freddie is a current U8s player. Th e d ay th e They think it’s all over, Lee 5́9 ɅєQ́ɕЁ͍Ё1Սѽ̸)%ѕ䁽M9ɥ(%Ք