A donation of over £5,000 worth of tools will be put to good use by students from Leeds College of Building who are helping a local cricket club to build a new clubhouse.
The tiling tools, which have been donated by Rubi Tools, will be used at Rodley Cricket Club by a team of 12 students who are carrying out a range of construction jobs on-site as part of their curriculum.
Leeds College of Building’s tutor Steve Roberts says: “Brickwork, roofing, woodwork, plastering and tiling students have all been taking part in the build since it started in 2014. The project is providing them with invaluable first-hand experience of a live-build and now that the brickwork and plastering has been completed we will be able to make good use of these tools whilst completing the tiling work.
Gary Nash, Sales Manager for UK & Ireland at Rubi says: “We are delighted that our tools will play a part in this local community project. They will also be used every day within the College’s workshops giving students a chance to familiarise themselves with a wide range of the very best quality tools ranging from tile cutters to chisels and grouting tools.”
Steve Roberts from Leeds College of Building says: “Our workshops provide an environment in which our students carry out practical everyday tiling related tasks and these new Rubi tools will play an important role in our teaching and ensure our students are able to achieve a quality finish on their work.”
Steve Bradbury Chairman at the club says: “The generosity of the students from Leeds College of Building and the donation of these new tools from Rubi have been a real bonus to the build. The project has also been made possible thanks to a grant from the England Cricket Board and we hope that the new 2,500 square foot clubhouse will be finished in time for the upcoming summer season.
“Rodley Cricket Club, which is a superb amateur club that launched in 1956, has fantastic grounds but we have never had a clubhouse. Recently the club has expanded and how has over 40 senior and 20 junior members and it’s essential that we provide our players and visiting teams with a proper clubhouse. The project will deliver home and away changing rooms, an officials room, kitchen, bar and social space with terrace overlooking the cricket pitch. The development will also ensure that changing facilities will be available whenever there is a fixture clash with Rodley Rockets who share the ground.”
For more details visit www.pitchero.com/clubs/rodleycc/