Hemel Stags sponsors help out with club spruce up, while scrum-half Coleman takes weekly award

Hemel Stags were helped by main sponsor Haven Holidays and parent company Bourne Leisure with some ground improvements
Hemel Stags were helped by main sponsor Haven Holidays and parent company Bourne Leisure with some ground improvements

Hemel Stags Rugby League Club have thanked main sponsor Haven Holidays and parent company Bourne Leisure for their support with some ground improvements as the club continues to develop all aspects of its stadium.

The locally-based company provided a number of staff to help the Stags at Pennine way, and Madi Woodstock of Bourne Leisure said: “It was a sunshine-filled day, great fun and it is good to support our local rugby league team.”

Hemel Stags chairman Bob Brown appreciated the volunteers’ efforts.

“We were delighted with the work carried out by the Bourne in the Community team at Pennine Way,” he said

“The VIP entrance to the club was totally landscaped with hanging baskets potted up and fixed in place.

“The raised garden beds were gutted and planted up with flowers, while a number of climbing clematis were planted up against the wire perimeter fencing.

“By mid-summer the entrance to the club should be decked with an abundance of flowers. Elsewhere, the 420 young perimeter hedging plants were re-staked.

“Finally, we started work on painting the buildings while also carrying out a general clean-up of the site. Pennine Way has been truly transformed by the employees of Bourne Leisure.”

Stags fans can see the results of the volunteers’ endeavours when Hemel entertain York City Knights on Sunday, June 29, kick-off 2.30pm.

> Meanwhile, Hemel Stags scrum-half Jy-mel Coleman has been named Kingstone Press Championship One Player of the Week.

Coleman kicked eight goals and dictated his team’s play as they won 44-32 against Oldham.

Stags coach Troy Perkins said: “Jy-mel was very good. We’ve asked him to take more responsibility over the last two weeks and he’s done that.

“His kicking game was good, he got a couple of 40/20s, took us around the field well and had a hand in the majority of tries we scored.

“He showed his class against Oldham and out-played their two half-backs, who are both very good players in their own right.”