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Rugby will have a clubhouse

Published May 17, 2004; Category: ATHLETICS

Construction begins on 'major boon' to program

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on May 8 to note the beginning of construction on the Corey Ford Rugby Clubhouse at Garipay Fields in Hanover. The groundbreaking marked the end of 12 years of planning, culminating in the completion of one of the nation's first collegiate rugby clubhouses.

The clubhouse will feature locker rooms, a training room, an office, a kitchen and dining room for team dinners.

"The Corey Ford Clubhouse will be a major boon to our program," said rugby team member David Grey '05. "The plans look fantastic, and having locker room and training facilities at the same site as our field will be a major benefit for all of our players."

The new clubhouse will also help with recruiting. Grey added, "as intercollegiate rugby becomes more competitive, the clubhouse will be a fantastic tool to help us raise our profile and attract interest from top high-school rugby players who might not otherwise consider Dartmouth as an option."

Randall T. Mudge and Associates of Lyme, N.H., is the architect and the Trumbull-Nelson Construction Company, Inc. of Hanover is the construction manager. The 6,000 square-foot clubhouse is expected to be finished in Spring 2005.

By JEREMY PRESSER '04

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Last Updated: 12/17/08