Storm Ciara devastates Corby Rugby Club home

The 24-hour storm ripped through the county yesterday leaving a trail of destruction

Monday, 10th February 2020, 10:10 am
The roof collapsed into the bar of Corby Rugby Club

Members of Corby Rugby Club are counting the cost after gale force winds ripped the felt roof off the clubhouse allowing torrential rain in, causing the roof to collapse.

The building next to the club's ground off Rockingham Road, Corby, had to be closed yesterday (Sunday) due to roof damage, but the intensity of the downpours reached the ceilings which collapsed under the weight of water.

A spokesman for the club said: "The club was closed yesterday due to the storm damaging the clubhouse roof.

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Torrential downpours

"We have done all we can to limit the damage but last night's rain has resulted in the roof collapsing leaving it in a devastating condition.

"We will be closed for a while it looks like, but we are asking for all our friends and family who have ever been involved in the club to pull together offer support in any way you can."

Club members are planning to set up a crowdfunding appeal for contributions to repair the clubhouse.

The spokesman added: "We will come back stronger, as one team and one community."

Roof felt was ripped off the roof by the high winds
The clubhouse off Rockingham Road