Agreement reached on new rugby pitch at Dukes Meadows

An agreement has been reached between Chiswick Rugby Football Club, Old Meadonians Football Club and Hounslow Council on the development and installation of a brand-new rugby pitch.

Published: Thursday, 14th June 2018

Image of men playing rugby.

Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of the Hounslow Council said: “I am delighted that agreement has been reached between Hounslow Council, Chiswick RFC (CRFC) and Old Meadonians’ Football Club (OMFC) which facilitates the installation of the rugby artificial pitch by the Rugby Football Union and other works by CRFC. I am also delighted that the Council has reached agreement with OMFC to secure their long-term future on the site. The Council is committed to supporting both clubs to ensure that they can continue to develop and grow in providing excellent sporting opportunities for all.”

Kelvin Campbell, Chairman of Chiswick RFC (CRFC) said: “I’m delighted to confirm the commencement of installation works by the RFU to create a new, fully floodlit, Artificial Grass Rugby Pitch constructed to World Rugby Standards at Riverside Lands, Chiswick, and acknowledge the invaluable support provided by both Hounslow Council, and the RFU in making it happen. It comes as part of a national RFU programme to facilitate growth in the sport of rugby and a greater engagement with local sporting communities. At the same time, CRFC is to develop a major extension to the South end of its existing clubhouse providing six new changing rooms and ancillary facilities. CRFC run four adult rugby teams, and provide mini rugby for over 200 youngsters in a range of year groups.”

Old Meadonians Football Club (OMFC) Chairman Derek Barnett said “With 10 men’s teams and hundreds of children affiliated to the club through local youth teams, Old Meadonians is one of London’s largest and most successful amateur football clubs. We are very thankful that with the support of Cllr Steve Curran and his team we can continue to provide community football in Chiswick for the foreseeable future.”

Dukes Meadows will continue to transform as part of the council’s regeneration project, which was given the green light in February 2018.


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