Donation to Somerton youth rugby

Somerton Saxons youth rugby has been growing at pace. Daniel Drury has been coacjing a growing group of youngsters since 2017/18. Looking to bring in young players from a ten mile radius of Somerton he started with an average of seven children a week.

This season 2019/20 has seen continued growth with up to 45 children coming along and an averageof  25 taking part each week.

The simple aim for Somerton Saxons is to get local children playing rugby and enjoying an active lifestyle. Ideally of course they would like to establish age grade rugby in Somerton to enable teams as young as Under 7 through to U18s to play structured rugby fixtures.

That dream has come a lot closer this week with a donation of £1,000 from national housebuilder Persimmon Homes. The company came in for a lot of stick for uprooting a fine beech hedge opposite the old Kelways building in Langport as part of their Parrett Gardens development.

The donation will no doubt go a long way to improving their reputation locally. And will be especially welcome in Somerton to develop youth rugby further and faster in the town.


One comment

  • Teresa Sienkiewicz

    Sadly it does not bear comparison to the £75m Persimmon’s chief executive was paid. Was any CIL ever levied on the Parrett Gardens development?

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