WORK on the new home for Rhyl and District Rugby Club is gathering pace ahead of their welcome return to the town.

Officials from the WRU National League Division Two North side released images of the ongoing developments regarding their clubhouse at Ty Newydd, which is set to be a community hub for various organisations as well as a stable home for the Dragons.

The move to Rhyl will signal the end of nearly 50 memorable years at The Waen, the scene of an historic SWALEC Cup run in the mid-1990s, the famous North Wales Pub 7s and one of the most picturesque rugby locations in North Wales.

The new complex will act as a community centre for the surrounding areas and will continue to cater for all our existing community groups.

In addition, the facility will cater for a wide range of social functions, with two large function rooms and full bar and catering facilities.

Club chairman Richard Greenwood, said: “After many years of planning and preparation, Rhyl Rugby Club stands on the threshold of a magnificent new opportunity to create a community centre in the heart of Rhyl.

"Not only will this be a top-quality sporting facility hosting a resurgent rugby club, but it will also be a focal point for a wide range of other sporting and social activities.”

“Nineteen community groups currently use the building and all the people who currently use the facilities on Vale Road and at The Waen have expressed a wish to follow us to our new location.

“As well as being the new home of Rhyl Rugby Club, it will be a centre for youth sporting activities offering every local youngster an appropriate leisure, sports or recreational package.”