Fullerians Rugby Club in Watford counting costs after pitch is damaged

Watford Observer: Rugby club counting costs after pitch is damaged Rugby club counting costs after pitch is damaged

Spoil-sports caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to pitches at Fullerians Rugby Club in Coningesby Drive, Watford, at the weekend.

The damage was caused sometime after 11am on Sunday when vandals sped across the heavily water-logged playing surfaces of two pitches cutting up the turf, leaving deep tyre tracks, and rendering them unplayable.

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There were no games at the club on Sunday because of the heavy rain.

The damage jeopardised a number of junior games scheduled to take place, weather permitting, there this Sunday.

Club steward Gary Wall said: "We should get the games on but it will be a huge inconvenience meaning undamaged pitches will have to be used for several games when they are already struggling because of the rain.

"Its hugely frustrating because we are trying to raise money to build a new clubhouse and now we are going to have to shell out to repair this mindless damage to our pitches.

"On top of the cost of treating the surfaces we are also going to have to pay out for fencing to be erected around the paddock to ensure this doesn’t happen again."

The club has reported the damage to the police and is appealing to neighbours in Coningesby Drive to report any suspicious behaviour in that part of the Cassiobury estate.

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6:04pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Cuetip says...

Until the mindlessminority of idiots who are constantly inconveniencing the majority learn a sharp lesson eg confiscation of their property they will increasingly think it's okay to abuse the rest of society.

We waste so much money,energy and scarce resources trying to limit vandalism with fences etc that it limits constructive projects as with the club house which would benefit so many and be a community asset.
Until the mindlessminority of idiots who are constantly inconveniencing the majority learn a sharp lesson eg confiscation of their property they will increasingly think it's okay to abuse the rest of society. We waste so much money,energy and scarce resources trying to limit vandalism with fences etc that it limits constructive projects as with the club house which would benefit so many and be a community asset. Cuetip
  • Score: 26

6:08pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Wacko Jacko says...

Cuetip, I completely agree
Cuetip, I completely agree Wacko Jacko
  • Score: 15

7:12pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Harry H Hornet says...

Whilst I agree that mindless vandalism should not be tolerated,this is nowhere the damage that Saracens caused at Vicarage Road.

How do they estimate the damage as hundreds of pounds to a rugby pitch ?

I will repair it for £199.99
Whilst I agree that mindless vandalism should not be tolerated,this is nowhere the damage that Saracens caused at Vicarage Road. How do they estimate the damage as hundreds of pounds to a rugby pitch ? I will repair it for £199.99 Harry H Hornet
  • Score: -13

11:08pm Tue 11 Feb 14

AngryD11 says...

Isn't £199.99 hundreds of pound (2 to be blunt)
Why is it that no matter what every storey always comes back to watford fc it might be hard to belive but not everyone cares about them. such a unrelated comment about your beloved vicarage road on this storey bares no relevance to this article.(didn't see any saracens players driving a car around the pitch)
Pretty sure a club like wfc will have a little bit more money lying around than this small family club.
Oh and how much money did the saracens pay to play at Watford More Than A Couple Of Hundred Quid And If You Take What They Made On The Gate Im Sure It Was Justifiable To Allow Them To Do It. Can't see any justification for this idiotic behavouir or comment
Isn't £199.99 hundreds of pound (2 to be blunt) Why is it that no matter what every storey always comes back to watford fc it might be hard to belive but not everyone cares about them. such a unrelated comment about your beloved vicarage road on this storey bares no relevance to this article.(didn't see any saracens players driving a car around the pitch) Pretty sure a club like wfc will have a little bit more money lying around than this small family club. Oh and how much money did the saracens pay to play at Watford More Than A Couple Of Hundred Quid And If You Take What They Made On The Gate Im Sure It Was Justifiable To Allow Them To Do It. Can't see any justification for this idiotic behavouir or comment AngryD11
  • Score: 11

12:39pm Wed 12 Feb 14

cgpc Rob says...

Harry H Hornet wrote:
Whilst I agree that mindless vandalism should not be tolerated,this is nowhere the damage that Saracens caused at Vicarage Road.

How do they estimate the damage as hundreds of pounds to a rugby pitch ?

I will repair it for £199.99
Fullerians

Take up the offer, Harry H Hornet has quoted/tendered for the contract at a cost of £199.99 to you as a club, seems a fair deal.
[quote][p][bold]Harry H Hornet[/bold] wrote: Whilst I agree that mindless vandalism should not be tolerated,this is nowhere the damage that Saracens caused at Vicarage Road. How do they estimate the damage as hundreds of pounds to a rugby pitch ? I will repair it for £199.99[/p][/quote]Fullerians Take up the offer, Harry H Hornet has quoted/tendered for the contract at a cost of £199.99 to you as a club, seems a fair deal. cgpc Rob
  • Score: 3

2:02pm Wed 12 Feb 14

CaptainPC says...

I am ambivalent on this.
I am ambivalent on this. CaptainPC
  • Score: 2

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