Hartreemill, Biggar, ML12 6JJ

BRFC Old Boys Construction Club

In preparation for the next phase of the pitch works project the Old boys Construction club as we have been affectionately dubbed, have been very busy doing some prep work in advance of the contractors returning in early august.

Unfortunately our underground cables to the gym weren’t of sufficient capacity to power the new lights and so through assistance from Eric Shearer and his trusty wee digger, we excavated and laid our new supply cable, the challenge once it arrived was how the old boys could lay a cable easily weight ¼ tonne without causing themselves serious injury. Thankfully after a few words with the senior squad management and coaching team about 20 of the players turned up and lifted the cable into place for us.

Our next challenge was to sort out the area around the children’s play-park, the back of it has always  had a steep slope and this posed problems for our new pitch 3 that was close by and also had stopped the contractor from casting the last light column base which needed to be buried in the ground. After some deliberation we bought and set about building a 1m high gabion retaining wall which allows us to bring pitch 3 level with the fence around the play-park and tidy this corner of the grounds up. Once again Eric with his trusty excavator prepared the ground, Peter and Nigel stitched the baskets together and then a team including some of the senior players set about filling the 17 baskets. Some soil still are needed to fill in the remaining hole but these will soon be generated by the sand slitting of the new pitches.

As is often the case the club receives great support from the community when doing such work, and thanks are due to the Warnock and Meikle families for loaning us the use of the two telehandlers that have helped treendously with the work we have been doing plus Eric Shearer and his mini digger that has worked so hard over the past few weeks at the club. On behalf of everyone at Biggar RFC a big thankyou to you all 

A path was also needed to give access to the cabinet that will house the floodlight switches, hence the reason for decking path that has been built at the rear of the gym.
Other jobs that have been done are work to improve the drainage around the club facilities, removal of the grass from in front of the clubhouse and replacing it with gravel.

We still have quite a few tasks to do and so are planning a general work day to coincide with the Royal Bank of Scotland Rugby Force event on 13th august when we have some friendly matches arranged as well as a BBQ, so please keep the day free and come along to help with a final tidy up before the season starts.


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