Dewsbury Rams are delighted to announce that they now have the fantastic facility of a new gym to use.
The Rams volunteers have worked extremely hard to get the room ready in time for the 2019 season. The room will provide the Rams with up to date gym equipment for the team to work as hard off the field as on it.
On the new gym, Dewsbury Rams chairman Mark Sawyer said: “It is a fantastic facility that has been set up by the volunteers and we have been able to add this facility to our stadium due to the bequeathed money from Christine Gooder. The money has helped to set up projects and this was one of them.”
Rams head coach Lee Greenwood added: “There was already plans in place to do it and for whatever reason it never got done. That was one of the first things I looked at and thought needed to change. It was an old changing room block by the look of it, but it was too small to change into a gym and you couldn’t have done a team session in there. Again when I found it could be done by the hard work of people and the plans were already there it was a case of spending a decent amount of money for a club of our size to get it done.
“It allows us now to do everything here than to have to go off site to do different things. Once you do that it becomes a pain and you end up not doing things due to going backwards and forwards to places.
“I have coached and played at this level and know that you end up dropping things going to two or three different venues. We are fortunate now that we have got everything on site and can do it all in the same time.
“The volume of things the lads are doing will be different to other clubs and that’s purely down to the facilities we have.”
“One of the first things I said when I first came in was to get rid of any excuse in why a player can’t succeed here. There is no hiding places now for anyone we’ve used every room.”
Lee is delighted by the work the club’s dedicated volunteers are putting in to getting things ready for the new season.
“They are unbelievable the volunteers, every club needs them especially below Super League level. From what I’ve seen this army of volunteers come three times a week to do actual jobs around the stadium which is fantastic. They are happy to give anything a go and they are doing really good jobs not just odd jobs.
“Whether it’s fixing white boards up where you want them, or putting mats in a room they are doing a really good job of it. They don’t just want to do it because they can say they’ve done it, they do it and do a good job of it.”