Doncaster rugby club in bid for funding

Bentley U11s
Bentley U11s

A rugby club hopes that a supermarket funding scheme might help it to provide some quality coaching, new equipment and facilities for its players.

Bentley ARLFC is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

The supermarket teamed up with Groundwork to launch a monthly scheme that sees grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awarded to local outdoor community projects.

Three groups in every region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and this month shoppers are being invited to vote for who they think should win the grant.

Bentley ARLFC is on the shortlist, as it hopes to build on its growing numbers of players from five years through to men’s sides by providing more equipment and coaching plus improved facilities for all members of the club

Pete Wainer, club president, said: “Following on from our successes last season, this grant would allow us to continue to provide the best quality of coaching for all players as well as making sure that our facilities and equipment are of the highest standard.

This grant will ensure our club can continue to grow and that all of our players can realise their potential”

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch the monthly funding scheme, which sees grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local outdoor community projects.

Three groups in each Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive a cash award and this month shoppers are being invited to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.