On September 14 1960...
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3. On September 14 1960...


On September 14 1960, the clubhouse was officially opened by Councillor John and Mrs Dell, the Mayor and Mayoress. Mr Dick Clark was Club President at the time and is a nephew of the original club founder Ernst Clark. The clubhouse was now proudly up and running and until 2005 was enjoyed by generations of fine club members and friends.

The Club has now embarked on a new chapter of its history. In 1998 Boston Rugby Club proposed a project that would improve the development of sports within the community.

The idea was to build a new facility that would house not only rugby and athletics but would also be fully accessible to people with a disability. Boston Rugby Club produced initial proposals for the enhanced facilities and these proposals were endorsed by the Borough Council in April 1998. Working in partnership with the local authority; the Rugby Club and Boston & District Athletic Club formed the 'Disabled and Able-bodied British Sports Initiative' which operated under the name of dabsi

Work soon commenced on the first phase of the project with the help of major sponsor Finnforest, a global timber manufacturer whose UK base is in Boston. The second phase of the project saw the development of the Rugby Club area and the whole development received Royal Ascent when it was officially opened by the Princess Royal and is now known as the Princess Royal Sports Arena.

With the new stadium the club can now offer their members the magnificent playing, training and competition facilities. The club also aims to host county and representative matches at both senior and youth level.

The new bar and function area is the centre of the club and complete with a fully equipped (and clean!) kitchen, the clubhouse is the focus of the social side of the club. With the latest addition of two 42" plasma televisions all international games can be viewed in style. The bar hosts everything from informal drinking to annual presentations and the club is also available for hire for birthdays, weddings and all sorts of events.

Everyone is welcome at Boston Rugby Club it has a great family atmosphere and you can be assured of a warm welcome.