Sheffield Tigers rugby club plans £150,000 expansion

Sheffield Tigers rugby union club has shared plans for a £150,000 expansion to meet the needs of a growing number of players.

Monday, 24th January 2022, 4:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th January 2022, 10:26 am

The club submitted plans to Sheffield Council for a new pitch with dugout spectator shelters, 35 new car parking spaces and extensions to its clubhouse facilities at its base on Hathersage Road.

It said in a statement published in December that the project was estimated to cost around £150,000.

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Sheffield Tigers in action against Harrogate RUFC

The club said: “It’s no secret things have been tough this last two years – many rugby clubs have suffered; many are selling pitches to stay afloat… not Tigers, Tigers have come out roaring!

“With 16 sections to the club and growing, Tigers is bigger and better than it has been in decades. We have seniors, we have Sheffield Tigers Women RUFC, we have thriving minis’ and juniors’ sections (with colts coming) and the mighty Sheffield Vulcans RUFC… and all those teams need space to play.

“After a 30 year wait, we are ready to break the turf to build our fourth pitch. Huge thanks to Wayne Ballance (treasurer) and Paul Walker (club chairman) whose expertise, sales skills and just plain graft have got us to this exciting point… and now the hard work begins.”

Entrance to Sheffield Tigers rugby club which is planning a big expansion to meet the needs of an increasing number of players.

It said it already had £60,000 and will need to raise a further £60,000 to complete the project, adding: “This fourth pitch is a huge asset – every Tiger, large or small, player or member will benefit. We are asking every Tiger, every section to help. Tigers are building for a brighter future and you can be part of it.”

It currently has two full sized pitches and a training pitch but needs a third full sized pitch to host training and matches, which would be on green belt land.

There are currently around 90 car parking spaces available at the site, most of which are only used on match days, and the club plans to increase this by 35 additional spaces to 125.

So far there are no comments from members of the public on the planning application.