Musselburgh Rugby Club have recently been awarded £50,000 from Sportscotland’s Sport Facilities Fund to contribute to a £229,600 renovation and expansion project.
The club plans to use the money from the fund to upgrade their existing changing facilities and add a new extension to house a gym and strength and conditioning suite.
It is hoped that these changes will allow the club to develop women and girls’ teams, as well as create more opportunities for people with disabilities to partake in the sport.
Jeremy Balfour MSP for Lothian congratulated the club on receiving the funding by lodging a motion in Holyrood.
The Conservative and Unionist MSP said:
“It is great to hear that Sportscotland are supporting the development of sports clubs in the local area, and I am sure that this grant will make a massive difference to what Musselburgh RFC can achieve over the next few years.
“It is particularly encouraging that the club plans to use the money to make rugby more accessible and inclusive for all.
“I know myself how important it is for sports clubs to make their facilities disability-friendly and, having two young girls, I am also glad to see more sporting opportunities being opened up to females.
“I wish the club all the best for this exciting project.”