A DIY SOS style refurbishment project to enhance the junior facilities within Tycroes RFC has brought community spirit to the village.

Tycroes RFC Junior Rugby Section members have gathered help from friends and family to transform their run-down facilities into a brand-new changing room along with a café and toilet facilities.

The junior section at Tycroes RFC consists of 80 children with six teams.

The project started at the end of the season in May and all the trades involved agreed to lend a hand free of charge.

There was club funding secured for the senior team changing rooms so the juniors moved into the former seniors changing rooms.

Tycroes RFC Junior Rugby Section Committee member, Bethan Williams, said: “The committee originally thought of just giving the old seniors changing room a lick of paint but then decided to attempt a DIY SOS project which has snowballed immensely.

“My husband has managed the project through his work and we have received various materials through donations.

“Local businesses have given us an astronomical amount to help us complete this project.”

From parents taking materials to the tip to senior players scraping the walls, the whole community has been a part of the refurbishment project.

“Tycroes ladies team used to be one of the most successful teams,” added Bethan, whose daughter plays for Tycroes U8s.

“All rugby stars start locally with grass roots rugby and therefore we’ve taken it upon ourselves to give the children the facilities they deserve.

“They are a diverse bunch and are all ambassadors to the club.”

The new facilities are set to open on Sunday, when the club will hold a day of celebration.

All of the club’s sides have had their games rearranged to Sunday in order to make the opening.

A ribbon cutting will take place at 10am.