Thanks to a grant from the RFL’s Created By Rugby League World Cup, work on Hunslet Warriors ARLFC’s new girls’ changing room at Hunslet Green has been moving ahead.
Linking up with VIY (Volunteer It Yourself) local youngsters have been learning skills such as plumbing and carpentry, whilst gaining City and Guilds qualifications.
It’s not just apprentices who have been at the Hunslet Green Clubhouse, but also members of the Warriors’ rugby teams during their school holidays.
Meanwhile, the new physio room is taking shape, with paint generously donated by Dulux transforming a dark room into a clean area where muscle aches and pains can be sorted. Dulux have also provided paint to spruce up the changing rooms and corridors.
Bringing the various south Leeds communities together is a step closer as, in mid-October, an enthusiastic group from Broomfield School in Belle Isle came down to help out.
Whilst learning new skills, the teenagers, both male and female, sanded down the walls and benches in the home and away changing rooms. After applying undercoat to the walls, they have now used the Dulux paint to put on the first topcoat layer.
Several enjoyed the work so much that they will be back in half-term to carry on with more painting and decorating, whilst some of the Hunslet Warriors under 15s team will be learning a few more plumbing and pipework skills.
Next step is to install a new kitchen hatch and kitchen to provide hot drinks and food on training nights and match days.
This post was written by Pat Benatmane
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