The Club remains supportive off the pitch, too, and helps Members if they are seeking employment or moving home. Langley Rugby Club has over 200 female and male players, ranging from children aged 5 to senior players aged 40 and over.
“We have an amazing group of parents, players and volunteers that only want to see our girls happy and supported,” says Leah. “They love the sport and love seeing these girls play to the best of their ability. Not everyone out there is a superstar, but they are a team, and they couldn’t do it without each other. There is a place for everyone on that field, no matter who you are or your body type.”
Families can expect a bright future at Langley Rugby Club. The Club recently announced it will receive a $250,000 Capital Project Grant as part of BC’s Community Gaming Grant program and will use the funds to develop a second natural grass playing field by November 2023.
With the Township of Langley experiencing unprecedented growth, the addition of a second field at Langley Rugby Club will dramatically increase the Club’s ability to deliver child and youth programming – a core priority in recent years.
“I’m delighted that the LRC has been successful in our application for a Capital Project Grant,” said Brian Anderson, President of the Langley Rugby Club. “This grant comes at a pivotal time for our Club, sport and community. As our membership continues to grow, particularly in our youth programs, we knew that we needed to expand facilities to meet the needs of young athletes in Langley. I’d like to thank our many partners, the Province of BC, the Township of Langley, and all our volunteers who contribute countless hours to operate our programs.”
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