BO’NESS rugby club has issued an SOS call for help to fund a set of goal posts that will allow them to play home matches when their first professional season kicks off in just six weeks.
The side, which formed last September and has been training hard, has been accepted into the East Reserve 3a League – covering Edinburgh and the Borders – which starts on September 1.
But unless it can find £600 to add to the £400 already in the kitty to buy the goal posts, the team faces having to play all 18 fixtures out of Bo’ness.
Not only would this cost each player £10 a trip, but it would also mean higher costs for Bo’ness fans forced to travel each week to cheer their side, rather than being on the touchline each fortnight at the Bo’ness Recreation Centre pitches.
It was a condition to the club using the Falkirk Council-owned pitches that they got their own posts but a potential set from Grangemouth cannot be moved.
The forthcoming fixture list is yet to be announced, and club secretary Chris Buxton told the Journal and Gazette time was running out.
“We will have a home game within the first two weeks of the season,” he said.
“We need to get the posts in as soon as possible.”
nTo make a donation to the fund, call Chris on 07557948567.
Currently 32 players, aged 17 and over, make up the squad, but new faces are still welcome, no prior experience needed.
Ring Chris, or head along to a training session, held on Monday and Thursdays at the back pitches, from 7.30pm to around 9pm.