Rugby lads give bus pull a try

Stocksbridge Rugby Club and their annualbus pull with a 1960's double decker, to raise money for charity
Stocksbridge Rugby Club and their annualbus pull with a 1960's double decker, to raise money for charity
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A RUGBY team did a bit of training with a difference when they ditched their ball for a bus.

Members of Stocksbridge Rugby Club took time off training to take part in a trying challenge - pulling a seven tonne bus for one mile.

They organised the event to raise cash to help their club pay for new changing room facilities at their training ground on Coal Pit Lane.

The bus was pulled from Deepcar Police Station to the Rugby Club on Manchester Road.

Fundraising and publicity officer Donna Taylor said Stocksbridge residents donated £284.80 on the day and all those who took part were sponsored to complete the challenge.

“There were 22 pulling the bus and another 20 walking alongside them with collection buckets,” she said.

“There was a lot of public support too.

“They did it last year too but the players said it was more difficult this year because the bus was heavier - it was good training for them.”