NANT Conwy Rugby Club has secured a fundraising package for its newly created floodlight rugby pitch at Pant Carw.

The project will provide the local community with a brand new facility in the heart of the Conwy Valley, and work has been going on throughout the summer with engineering, drainage, soils and surface preparation completed to WRU/IRB specifications.

New state of the art, cost efficient LED floodlights have also been installed to assist the 18 teams practice and train throughout the dark winter months, with the WRU National League Division One North champions securing a £100,000 grant to cover the cost of the renovations.

Chairman Robin Williams, said: “We are delighted to have been successful in securing grant support from the Welsh Government and EU funded Rural Development Plan, Welsh Rugby Union, Sport Wales, innogy Renewables UK and Dwr Cymru.

“The creation of a third pitch with floodlights has been an ambitious project for the club brought about by an ever increasing number of young boys and girls wanting to play rugby.

“We are extremely grateful to our funders who have made the whole project possible for us, without their financial input we simply could not have got the project off the ground.”

The project has received significant support from Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

It has also received support from a Welsh Rugby Union Facilities Grant; National Lottery Funding awarded through Sport Wales’s Development Grant; innogy Renewables UK – Dolgarrog Hydro Community Fund; Dwr Cymru – Welsh Water Community Fund.

Julie Patterson, WRU Head of Rugby Operations, added: “Clwb Rygbi Nant Conwy is without doubt one of the best-supported, innovative and inclusive clubs in Wales.

“A project of this scale and ambition to improve the experience of all at the club shows what can be done by a hard-working team of volunteers working together and with external partners. They continue to broaden the appeal of the club, enhancing its place as the social and emotional heart of the whole area.”