RHYL and District Rugby Club welcomed those who were instrumental in the planning and construction of their new base at Ty Newydd Fields for a special event.

The club welcomed sponsors, builders and those who assisted with the funding process for a formal opening on Wednesday, February 6, with the high Sheriff of Clwyd and councillor Win Mullen-James, Mayor of Rhyl, also in attendance.

Club chairman Richard Greenwood spoke of the four years leading up to the opening of the club from the early planning stages and through the build.

He thanked the many organisations that helped to fund the project who were essential to making the WRU National League Division Two North side’s dream come true.

A video of the move was shown of a drone flight from the old ground at the Waen to the new field, which also included some action from last weekend’s junior action at the site.

A club spokesman, said: “Richard thanked everyone who had contributed to the success of the project no matter how small.

“We haven’t finished yet as the club expansion with more children joining the junior teams which at the moment is over 200 and is expected to rise to nearer 400 in the next few years.

“Increase in numbers attending games exceeding our expectations, and approximately 500 people attending the club to watch France versus Wales in the Six Nations; a figure that no one was expecting.

“The future for the club is looking good. On the rugby side, the first team remain unbeaten on the new pitch and face their sternest test as they entertain league leaders Cobra on Saturday. The building of the young team is going well and we should be hopefully pushing for promotion next season to Division One.”

Rhyl’s second team were beaten convincingly by a fast running Llandudno side in a North Wales 2nds league fixture on Saturday.