Ballynahinch RFC had the privilege of hosting the Irish Rugby Football Union President Mr Billy Glynn at a recent All-Ireland league pre-match lunch.
Mr Glynn was a very welcome guest at the Club, taking the time out of a particularly busy schedule to travel to Ballymacarn Park to watch Ballynahinch RFC 1st XV take on Blackrock College RFC in a hard fought encounter.
Whilst at Ballymacarn, Mr Glynn took time to present Ballynahinch RFC with their Biffa-Award Grant Plaque that they received as recipients of a Biffa Grant to help with the cost of building of the club’s new changing room extension.
Mr Glynn congratulated Ballynahinch RFC on receiving the Biffa-Award Grant – a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK, stating that he was delighted to be able to present the plaque to the Club.
Ballynahinch RFC Club President Norman McBriar said, “I am delighted to be able to host the President of the IRFU and particularly pleased that he was agreeable to present the Club with our Biffa-Award Grant Plaque.”
Mr McBriar added: “The Biffa-Award Grant has allowed Ballynahinch RFC to extend our Club facilities to create better changing rooms for our referees as well as allowing the Club to have separate changing rooms for ladies, thereby allowing us to hopefully, move towards the creation of a Ballynahinch Ladies rugby team.”
Under the Landfill Tax Regulations 1996, landfill operators like Biffa Group Ltd are liable for taxes on waste deposited in landfill sites. The Landfill Communities Fund allows them to donate a small percentage of their tax liability to projects working to improve communities living within the vicinity of landfill sites. To date, Biffa Award has awarded grants totalling more than £125 million to hundreds of worthwhile projects.