Welcome to Burnage RFC Limited. I add the ‘Limited’ to emphasise how important it is that grass roots rugby clubs are run like successful businesses and we work hard to set by example just what rugby clubs can achieve to provide extended services and facilities to the communities that surround them and create a sustainable independent business model that will keep us all enjoying rugby for generations ahead.
This is another milestone year for Burnage as we will begin the 2023-24 season with our now fully operational and self-funded 4G artificial surface in use for all first team and second home games. 13 years ago, we were one of the first North West clubs to take the leap of faith with artificial grass, and I know now just how important ownership of this asset is to maintain a sustainable rugby club. The renewal of the pitch to latest RFU and FA standards and upgrades to our supporter’s infrastructure, club house and player welfare areas was another multi six figure investment and part of our perpetual investment strategy on capital projects to ensure the future of rugby here at Varley Park.
In the last year we have added an extension to our members bar, adding a further 60 person event area, that is exclusive and independent from use of the main club room. This has added scope to cater for late night away match returning players to be accommodated even if a private function is in the club house. It allows us to fully support all other sports and activities such as Footgolf and junior football, simultaneously to other club functions and adds a great resource for local businesses to take advantage of first class meeting room, sales training and team building events.
Thank you to all our members, visitors, affiliated sports clubs, participating sports people of all ages and genders, party animals and more who enjoy our inclusive and high-quality facilities. Long may it continue!