A community rugby club is looking for funding to see expansion plans come to fruition.

Mosborough RUFC, founded in 1984, currently plays their games between Mosborough Miners’ Welfare, and on newly acquired pitches on the site of the old Westfield School.

However, while the facilities provided currently are donated by the Miners’ Welfare, the club is looking to develop its own.

John Knight, 32, is the club secretary, and works in the construction industry. He says that the plans mark a new chapter for the club.

He said: “We currently use the Miners Welfare changing rooms but it’ll be great to have our own facilities. We can be self sufficient.

“This isn’t a commercial venture, we’re a not-for-profit charity and simply want to keep it running.

“We are only going to get bigger. We’ve signed eight new senior players in the last two weeks, so the future is bright.”

John Knight (Centre), is planning on undertaking some of the work on the club himself.

Heidi Newman, a teacher, has been at the club since she was four years old. Now 34, she’s been on the committee for 12 years.

She said: “We want to build this as a community hub, not just for rugby but something that many different people and groups can use.

“We’ve had a mass influx of players with 140 junior players and more than 90 senior players. It’s a massive range.

“We’re looking for the usual funders and any local businesses. Anything would be fantastic.”

The clubhouse is set to take three years to build, and some funding has already been secured from the Reach fund.

To find out more, and find out more about how you could help the plans come to fruition, visit the club website here.