TringRugby development plans show club is ready to build for the future

The chairmen of the clubs based at Cow Lane came together to celebrate the pucrchase of the freehold land at Pendley Sports Centre. Picture (c) Kevin Sansbury.
The chairmen of the clubs based at Cow Lane came together to celebrate the pucrchase of the freehold land at Pendley Sports Centre. Picture (c) Kevin Sansbury.

TringRugby are ready to launch a four-week consultation period relating to plans for developing the club.

Tring were one of a number of clubs who, last year, secured their future after a consortium completed the purchase of the freehold land at Pendley Sports Centre.

The Pendley Sports Committee, headed by Pendley Sports Centre chairman Chris Langford, raised £200,000 to fund the purchase of the land in Cow Lane – allowing the clubs involved to start planning for the future.

And TringRugby have now published their draft development plans for a new-look playing environment, which will be available to view from this weekend.

One of the key features of the draft plan is the construction of six wholly self-contained changing rooms with toilets and showers.

The club would also like to create a larger gym with more useful workout space, a fully equipped medical room with stretcher access to both the pitches and the car park, and a club shop.

As well as this there are plans for a redevelopment of the club bar, and the construction of an easily separated function room, a partially covered outdoor bar and seating area with heating, and an expanded entrance area with upgraded toilet facilities.

A club spokesman said: “We know that many people love the place just the way it is but to enable us to provide our current members with what is needed and to grow our club we need to look to the future.

“There is funding available from a number of sources to enable us to complete our plans but we will also need to raise a considerable amount of money ourselves.

“Please support our efforts and events in any way you feel able.”

A full display of the draft development plan is available to view at the TringRugby clubhouse, and the club is now inviting people to leave feedback on the proposals.

To find out more, or for a digital copy of the plans, please email communications@tringrugby.com