A rugby club is inviting residents to join them for an event to celebrate the return of the sport and their team of volunteers.

Anselmians RUFC in Eastham will host the Pitch Up For Rugby event on September 12 at their new facility.

The community-based club want players who are entirely new to the sport, lifelong fans or just looking to see what the club has to offer to join them.

Director of Youth Rugby, Paul Kay said: “It is great to be back playing rugby at our fantastic facility and we welcome all to come down and enjoy the day.

“We are a family club that places fun and friendship as a priority amongst our young players as well as desire to develop future 1st XV players.

“We are proud to work closely with Sale Sharks and we look forward to launching our new initiative, Sunday with the Sharks, this season. We look forward to seeing everybody down on the September 12.”

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