We used our new floodlights for the first time on Saturday in the League clash against Wymondham RFC.
The new lamps, from the Abacus Lighting Ltd Challenger Range, provide excellent forward throw of light with low light pollution. The lights were financed with the help of generous contributions from East Suffolk Council (Suffolk Coastal District Council) Play Space Fund, the Rugby Football Foundation’s Goundmatch Grant and three of our local SCDC Councillors’ Community Budgets.
The lights were installed and commissioned by local firm, Bayfield Electrical Contracting, just in time as the evenings draw in and weather-affected fixtures have to be accommodated. They will also enable evening fixtures that are a valuable source of Club income.
The lights were illuminated by our own Jan Ballard and Bob Double who braved the men’s changing room to, wait for it,,,,, turn them on ????
Chairman Rob Simpson commented “I am constantly and pleasantly surprised by the willingness of local donors to support our efforts to provide rugby to the Woodbridge area. These floodlights will not only extend the time that we can play rugby but also provide much improved facilities for use by our local community.”