RHYL and District Rugby Club are nearing the completion of another impressive ground development that will benefit all area of the club.

The Dragons have been busy installing new floodlights at their impressive facility at Tynewydd Fields during the summer, which will open up opportunities that haven’t been seen at the club previously.

This includes evening matches for the senior side as they look to mount another promotion push in Specsavers National League Division Two North next season after their bid last term was thwarted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The club will also be able to hold training sessions at their base during the winter, which will benefit all areas of the set-up.

It remains to be seen when teams across the country will be permitted to make a return to activities, with the Welsh Rugby Union yet to put a concrete date on any plans for the upcoming campaign.

Another development that is currently being constructed at their base is a new playground, which will be named in memory of Dragons’ legend John Hardy following a hugely successful fundraising campaign.

Mr Hardy is widely regarded as one of the club’s greatest ever players and supporters and suffered a heart attack at the age of 66.

He left behind a lasting legacy throughout the North Wales region from a rugby development perspective, and also a glittering playing career with the Dragons before returning to coach both the senior and junior sides.

Mr Hardy also played a prominent role in the development of RGC 1404 during the initial stages of their development, working closely with the likes of Rupert Moon and Marc Roberts in ensuring a thriving Academy structure was put in place that has played a huge contributing factor in the Gogs’ meteoric rise to the Principality Premiership and a historic WRU National Cup triumph.