Club’s day to remember

It was a successful day all round as Pocklington RUFC opened the new changing rooms at its Percy Road headquarters on Saturday.

After Rugby Football Union Past President, Robert Horner, and Yorkshire RFU past President, Norman Coates, had cut the tape at the entrance of the development, Pocklington U10s got the action underway with a mini rugby curtain raiser that saw them beat local rivals, Driffield, 20-5.

Pocklington 1st XV then took over to cap a marvellous afternoon for the club by beating Leodiensian 37-10 and cement their place at the top of Yorkshire Two.

At the opening the new complex, which consists of six changing rooms, physio suite, new kitchen and club shop, both Horner and Coates praised the club and spoke of their memories of Pocklington rugby.

It was particularly poignant for Horner, who first played rugby at Pocklington School in the 1940s, as he met up with several former schoolmates who are still involved at Percy Road.

The fund raising to pay off the balance of the bulding works continues, and it also proved to be a profitable occasion.

Several more bricks were sold for the commemorative wall that is being created in the clubhouse entrance, and an evening race night made a further substantial contribution.