Broncos player Olsi Krasniqi with all the volunteers

Selco gives flood-hit rugby club a makeover

Published:  13 August, 2014

A London rugby league club is looking forward to a bright future after a spruce-up of its facilities by Selco Builders Warehouse.

Elmbridge Eagles in Esher, was selected as the winning applicant in a competition offering one rugby league club the chance to win a makeover from Selco.

The competition was run in conjunction with Super League club London Broncos, which Selco has sponsored for the last three years.

Elmbridge, who are rebuilding having been badly affected by floods last winter, was selected as the winning club from a host of applicants.

Selco donated materials and manpower for the makeover, while Broncos players helped with the work.

Some of the Broncos players who helped with the renovations and carried out training sessions for Elmbridge's junior players were Josh Drinkwater, Nick Slyney, Ben Farrar, George Griffin, Matt Cook, Olsi Krasniqi and Alex Foster.

Elmbridge Chairperson Charlie Tavener said: "The flooding left us in real trouble with no money, no bar, no kitchen, no changing rooms, no storage cupboards and inadequate internal doors so we are hugely grateful to Selco Builders Warehouse and London Broncos.

"They have come to our rescue in our hour of need and it is hugely appreciated by both the club and the local community."

Helen Gemmell, marketing director of Selco Builders Warehouse, said: "We developed the makeover project in conjunction with the London Broncos as part of our sponsorship of the club.

"One of the principle aims was to make a positive impact on the community so we were delighted to assist Elmbridge after their recent troubles.

"It was a fantastic day with club volunteers, players from the London Broncos and representatives of Selco all pulling together to make a real difference.

"We were delighted to provide materials and manpower for the project and hope it will help Elmbridge create a real platform for the future."

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