PLYMOUTH Argaum – the city's oldest junior rugby outfit – are hoping their revamped clubhouse will usher in a new period of prosperity on the pitch as they prepare for their 121st season. Argaum, whose origins date back to the reign of Queen Victoria, have shiny new facilities at their Bickleigh Down home. The redevelopment of the clubhouse cost in the region of £25,000 which also opens for business throughout the week. In addition, Argaum also have two playing pitches, a floodlit training area and four changing rooms. Now the Devon Two side, who failed to win a match last season, are looking to kick-on and be more competitive in season 2008/09. But they will need a fresh influx of new players if they are to match their ambitions as back Mike Wood explained. “Thanks to Darren Todd and Bill Freshwater who have put the money into developing the clubhouse, we've got superb facilities,” said Wood. "We also had help from other local firms, Walton Developmemts, Westlaker electrical, Fineline Carpentry, Vanquish Developments, to whom we're very grateful. “Off the pitch we feel we are capable of going in the right direction, too. “But we really need to recruit new players as we didn't have the best of seasons, to be honest. “But there's a good spirit in the camp up here and everyone's very friendly.
“We've definitely got a strong base from which to become a good and successful rugby side.
“The club has a long history and now they want to concentrate on the future.
“There's no lack of willingness to succeed at Argaum, we just need other players to join us and bring it all together.
“We're looking for anyone keen on rugby, whether they're experienced or not to come along and have a look at us and what we've got to offer them.”
For further information about joining Plymouth Argaum RFC contact Stuart Quarterman on 07828213995.