Flood-hit rugby club looks to future after Selco makeover

Builders merchant Selco Builders Warehouse teamed up with the London Broncos to help a flood-hit rugby league club restore its facilities.

Flood-hit rugby club looks to future after Selco makeover

Elmbridge Eagles, in Esher, was selected as the winning applicant in a competition offering one rugby league club the chance to win a makeover from the builders merchant.

The competition was run in conjunction with Super League club London Broncos, which Selco has sponsored for the last three years.

Elmbridge, who are rebuilding having been badly affected by floods last winter, was selected as the winning club from a host of applicants.

Chairperson Charlie Tavener said: “The flooding left us in real trouble with no money, no bar, no kitchen, no changing rooms, no storage cupboards and inadequate internal doors so we are hugely grateful to Selco Builders Warehouse and London Broncos.

“They have come to our rescue in our hour of need and it is hugely appreciated by both the club and the local community.”

The club, which celebrates its 20th year next season, went through an extensive renovation last winter but this year was badly affected by the record-breaking rainfall. Thousands of pounds had to be spent to repair the flood damaged clubhouse, including costly roof repairs.

Selco, which has 34 branches in England and Wales, 18 of which are in London, donated materials and manpower for the makeover, while a host of Broncos players took advantage of a rare weekend without a game to assist with the work.

Helen Gemmell, marketing director of Selco Builders Warehouse, said: “We were delighted to provide materials and manpower for the project and hope it will help Elmbridge create a real platform for the future.”

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