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Club of the year Erdington show how rugby can be part of the community | Robert Kitson

16 days ago   |   By The Guardian

A double-decker bus as a clubhouse and four shipping containers as changing rooms prove no barrier as the club attracts converts from all cultures and religions
In these dark times there is a ray of light to be found in the heart of England. Just up the road from Spaghetti Junction to the north-east of Birmingham's city centre sits the suburb of Erdington, officially rated the fifth-most deprived area in the UK. Less than three miles distant is Hodgehill, which sits at No 3. Rugby is not normally high on many local agendas. Which makes it all the more remarkable that Erdington RFC has just...
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