DORCHESTER Rugby Club's long-term supporters and ex-players Dave and Roger Brewer presented club president Bob Andrews with a community defibrillator for emergency use from Case & Brewer.

The Brewers have both been associated with the club for over 50 years.

Roger was Colts captain in 1969 whilst Dave sat on the main committee and selection committee for some time along with a period spent running the club bar at its previous home on Weymouth Avenue.

Both are still fervent supporters of the club, often seen in scoreboard corner updating the scoreline of the game.

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In a true community collaboration, the fitting was completed by Joe Newton and Kieran Woodbridge of Joe Newton Electrical, also former players, and the electrical equipment required to connect the defibrillator was provided by Medlock Electrical.

Both companies provided their services free to the club for this much-needed community asset.

Andrews said: “We are grateful to everyone involved for coming together in a real community spirit to provide this vital piece of emergency equipment.

"The club not only hosts its own rugby matches but is a much used centre for other community groups such as a rock choir, RIOT running group, fitness classes, NHS courses and many other local groups and associations.

"We pride ourselves on being open to all and at the centre of this great town.”

The club celebrates its 150th season this year and is holding an Anniversary Ball on Saturday, May 28.

With no senior games tomorrow, the club is open from 1pm for the Six Nations Super Saturday games. All welcome to enjoy the atmosphere of the local community rugby club.