AN amateur rugby league club has received a major renovation thanks to major heating supplier Viessmann and the Heat for Good collective.

Clayton ARLFC has seen its clubhouse the subject of a major renovation as part of the Community Kindness initiative.

At the heart of the renovation was a completely new heating system, supplied and installed by the Heat for Good heating industry collective.

Eleven heating engineers from across the country gave up their time for free to fit the donated boiler and heating system, and a large number of tradespeople, volunteers and club members also mucked in to provide new toilets, extensive painting and decorating, industrial cleaning, and asbestos removal.

The clubhouse roof is also due to be repaired and replaced in the coming weeks.

Darren McMahon, marketing director at Viessmann, said: “There is no doubt that the Clayton Rugby League Club makeover will significantly impact the local community.

"Absolutely everyone involved should be proud of what has been achieved to turn the clubhouse into one that is now comfortable, safe and fit for purpose.

"The old heating system was in dire need of replacement; it’s something clubs like Clayton struggle to fund without some help.

"Viessmann has a strong connection to the West Yorkshire area and we are very grateful to our industry friends for donating products, and of course, to the real stars, the installers, who came from as far afield as Brighton and Loughborough.”

David Pickthall, club steward at Clayton, added: “This makeover of our clubhouse will give it a completely new lease of life, it will really put us on the map.

"We’re hoping to increase our membership and encourage more youngsters to join the club and take up rugby league. We can’t say thank you enough to Heat for Good and Viessmann."

Founded in 1947, Clayton currently fields one open age side playing in the Yorkshire Men's League Division 4, seven junior teams, and is also home to two snooker and two billiards teams.

Local firms which have helped out in the renovation include: Halifax Bathrooms, Stuarts Hardware, Hird Environmental, Crompton Excavation, ASAP Skip Hire, Adam the Plumber, Ian Tate (electrician) and Cleaning Machine Support, Multi-Clean Solutions and Community Re-Paint.