Development on the horizon at Silver Royd

Scarborough RUFC officials have set the wheels in motion to upgrade their facilities at Silver Royd.

Thursday, 26th May 2016, 8:47 am
Updated Thursday, 26th May 2016, 9:53 am
Silver Royd could be set to undergo a new phase of development

The ambitious plans, outlined in an open letter to members, sponsors and supporters by chief executive Graeme Young recently, include a new £500,000 4G artificial pitch, a cricket pavilion and a new digital scoreboard.

The club requested feedback from members after outlining their ideas to further develop their £4million Scalby Road HQ.

“We’ve been getting a wide range of feedback from members,” said Young.

Silver Royd could be set to undergo a new phase of development

“There’s been a lot of interest in the artificial pitch proposal.

“We need to look at these plans as a club and see which ideas would give us a good return on investment, while also helping us achieve our main goal, which is to improve provision for rugby union in the town.”

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PLAN?

* New digital scoreboard

Silver Royd could be set to undergo a new phase of development

* 4G pitch

* Toilets in the main stand

* Purpose-built cricket pavilion

* Wet areas for the gym

* Viewing area for minis

* Food/drink kiosk

* Redesign of clubhouse

Young admits some of the proposed developments will happen sooner than others and is hopeful a new digital scoreboard could be in place as soon as the start of the 2016/17 season, while the 4G pitch could come to fruition within 24-26 months.

He added: “I’d envisage the 4G pitch, which we’d ideally place on pitch two but could still go on pitch one, would take longer than others.

“I’m discussing the idea of a new digital scoreboard at the moment and hope to have that in place soon.”