WHO ARE WE
We are Dewsbury Rams rugby league club, we have been a part of the Dewsbury landscape for over 100 years, and we are striving every day to become more about the sporting scene in the area.
WHAT WE ARE AIMING TO DO
The value of our new sports facilities are in the £1M area. However we do not have any suitable changing rooms near to our 3G pitches. Our own players train on the grass pitch using the two changing rooms which are under a stand. This does not allow us to provide any changing facilities for anyone else including children and young people, women and girls, adults with disabilities. This means a far from perfect user experience for anyone else requiring changing facilities. We are seeking funding to help build modular changing rooms, showers and toilets that are accessible to all and provide a user experience that will help to engender a positive mindset of repeat visits. We are also working with Sport England who have agreed that if we raise the full amount by the end of the campaign time, they will match the £7.500 raised.
HOW WILL THE NEW CHANGING ROOMS HELP
It will also help us provide a platform to cater as a meeting and social point for a whole cross section of user groups including such as mother and baby walks, social and sporting events for the older person or those who may be disadvantaged, partnerships with the local authority to help to deliver "exercise by prescription schemes", health improvement programmes etc. We are the town's only semi-professional sports club. We want to place ourselves at the heart of the community and deliver programmes and facilities that the Local Authority are now struggling to do because of the lack of funding.
IF WE ACQUIRE THESE CHANGING ROOM FACILITIES HOW MUCH COULD IT GROW
The interest in the facilities so far has been very encouraging but we need to deliver a customer experience that encourages repeat visits and makes sport and physical activity both pleasurable and rewarding.