Rugby club donation will help improve facilities and community

A building materials donation enabled an East Lothian rugby club to build a new storage facility to support its current growth plans.

Musselburgh Rugby Football Club (RFC) has completed the construction of a three-room warehouse following a donation of high-quality building materials from housing developer CALA Homes (East), enabling an extension of the club’s current gym facilities.

The new storage area will free up space in the club’s recently completed gym in the garage, allowing it to open its doors to the wider community.

Neil Durham, the club manager of Musselburgh RFC said: “After the construction of our new gymnasium and the refurbishment of our changing rooms, MRFC had a chronic shortage of storage space.

“With CALA’s help, we have been able to create a purpose-built garage and storage area that will serve the club well for years to come.

“This will allow us to bring our club back to normal and finally open our amazing new facilities that will benefit both our club and the wider community.

“Without the help of CALA and our shared community values, this would not have been possible; we are very grateful for their help and support.”

The new garage accommodates the club tractor and has two storage areas for additional equipment.

A local contractor was hired by Musselburgh RFC to build the storage garage using the materials donated by CALA Homes (East).

With the equipment relocated to the purpose-built facility, the vacated space will allow for the expansion of the club’s current gym, which will soon be available for use by the local community.

Philip Hogg, Sales and Marketing Director at CALA Homes (East), said: “Musselburgh RFC is an established part of the East Lothian community that has enabled generations of young players to get involved in the sport.

“We are delighted that our donation can help the club make a positive impact on the local community for many years to come.

“Having a strong relationship with Musselburgh has made this contribution all the more

special. We focus not only on delivering quality homes, but also on adding social value to the communities in which we build.”

With approximately 300 members, Musselburgh RFC has been operating in East Lothian for over 100 years and will celebrate its centenary in 2021.

CALA Homes (East) has long been operating in East Lothian, with five developments in the area.

The developer has recently reserved all properties for its Ravensheugh Brae development in Musselburgh with further developments in Haddington and the recently released Saltcoats Grange in Gullane.

For more information about Saltcoats Grange click here.

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