Bristol rugby club wins Selco national competition

North Bristol Rugby Club has won £5,000 to improve its facilities for female players after coming out on top in a national competition.

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The thriving rugby club managed to secure the most votes in Selco Builders Warehouse’s Community Heroes contest. North Bristol RFC was one of 12 good causes shortlisted by the leading builders merchant in the competition, with the general public selecting the winner in a month-long vote throughout February. The rugby club secured almost a third of the 10,000-plus votes cast.

Carine Jessamine, marketing director at Selco, said: “A huge congratulations to North Bristol RFC for being crowned our Community Heroes champions, and also to Punk Against Poverty for coming second.

“North Bristol RFC is a fantastic club with 21 teams across men’s, women’s and junior rugby. They make a really positive impact on their local community and this money will help them progress further.

“This year’s Community Heroes competition was extremely successful with more than 2,000 entries and 10,000 votes. Thank you to everyone who took part. It’s a great privilege to be able to support good causes in the areas in which we operate.”

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