THE BIG day arrives when all of the efforts from Dursley Rugby Club's players, supporters, committee and volunteers comes to fruition with the official opening of their new changing facilities.

The £500,000 project is the biggest single investment in the club’s history and will allow junior and senior teams, male and female to use the facilities at the same time as each other for the first time.

The new facilities were built following a three-year fundraising campaign by the club, with donations from members, individuals and grant giving bodies keen to invest in the community facility.

Dursley rugby players of all ages and members of the Dursley Running Club, who will share the facilities, will come together for the official opening on Saturday followed by a Gloucester One league match for Dursley first team against Southmead and a cup semi-final for Dursley seconds against Cirencester.

The new changing rooms will provide three times the space for the five hundred-plus players and runners who use Dursley Rugby Club.

Dursley RFC club chairman Simon Bilous (pictured above with former Dursley RFC and England number eight Ben Morgan) said: “It’s a big day for Dursley Rugby Club and one we’ve been planning for the last four years.