Welsh Rugby referee Nigel Owens has offered to help Rugby clubs affected by flooding from Storm Dennis.
On his Twitter account yesterday, Owens offered to give clubs signed jerseys for them to auction or raffle a signed jersey to help raise some funds.
This comes as rugby pitches and clubhouse across South Wales were hit by rising flood waters, with Cross Keys and Bedwas RFC seeing some of the word damage.
To all the rugby clubs out there. If u think it will help & you want a signed ref jersey of mine that maybe helpful to auction or raffle off to help raise some funds after storm Dennis then please let me know. Will DM you to get sorted. Thinking of u all who have suffered from it pic.twitter.com/ZubqzZm9kj— Nigel Owens MBE (@Nigelrefowens) February 17, 2020
Clubs like Cross Keys RFC saw their pitch and clubhouse flooded, with Bedwas RFC launching a fundraising campaign stating their insurance will not cover flood damage.
Following the flooding, the Welsh Rugby Union has said that they are putting a plan in place to support affected Rugby Clubs. A Welsh Rugby union statement said:
"After witnessing the impact of Storm Dennis on a number of clubs this weekend, the WRU is in the process of working with those affected to understand their situations"
"This will be discussed at the Community Rugby Board meeting scheduled for the 18th of February and an action plan will be agreed as soon as the extent of the damage to clubs is cleared."
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