Buckingham Rugby club ‘moves the goalposts’ with help from Vitalograph

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022

World-leading local respiratory diagnostics device manufacturer is helping to fund the development of new training pitch at Buckingham Rugby Club.

Buckingham has a proud tradition of providing grassroots rugby facilities to the local community. Based now for many years in the village of Maids Moreton, Buckingham Rugby provides top-class training and sports facilities to the entire local North Bucks area and has seen significant growth in the club membership, which welcomes players from the age of six right up to Senior Ladies and Men, playing at a very high level.

In particular, their role in promoting Ladies’ rugby and enabling local girls and women to play has had a huge impact on the number of players training with the club.

Buckingham Rugby club ‘moves the goalposts’ with help from Vitalograph

More female players mean that Buckingham Rugby now has a second Ladies’ team playing competitive standard rugby in the National Competitions. With this dramatic growth in girls between the ages of 12 and 18 playing the sport, Buckingham now has 4 separate age-grade teams: u12’s, u14’s, u16’s and u18’s, with the 16’s and 18’s playing in the RFU National Cup and Bucks Leagues.

Another factor contributing to the recent growth in rugby participation in Buckingham is Touch Rugby (no contact), which is for anyone that wants to keep fit and socialise without worrying about the more physical or technical aspects of the game. This section of the club is open to anyone from the local community, regardless of age, gender, ability, or interest in mainstream rugby. This group now features over 40 regular players and is one of the fastest-growing sections of the club.

To accommodate the recent swell in membership, Vitalograph is supporting the club by donating £5,000 towards the costs of creating the new training pitch. These additional sports grounds will ensure Buckingham Rugby can run the multiple training sessions required to facilitate the growing and diverse club membership. This project will make a massive difference to the newer sections of the club who are excited at the prospect of more mid-week sessions and floodlit training spaces.

Vitalograph has a long connection with Buckingham Rugby, beginning when Bernard, son of company founders Dietmar and Margaret Garbe, joined the club as a player in 1969 and who has been a vice-president since 1988. The company has been involved in various ways over the years and is proud to see this impressive sports club grow to be such a positive force in the surrounding communities of Maids Moreton, where Vitalograph has its HQ.

Now that the main rugby season is over, it’s time to turn to the sport of digging! Work has already begun on creating the new training area, with a non-stop schedule between now and the end of Summer. Due for completion in time for the 2022/23 season, some of the upcoming tasks involve marking the new pitches, moving the goalposts, and working on the floodlights. With this new training pitch on the horizon, September has never looked so good!

Learn more about Buckingham Rugby Club.