New tractor

Kubota UK has presented its local community sports club with a new tractor to raise pitch standards.

Chinnor Rugby Football Club's ground near Thame, Oxfordshire, which is on Kubota UK’s doorstep, has become a hub for the whole community with wide participation in rugby from the youth to the Kites women’s team and a first XV doing well in English National League 1. The 10 acre ground features four pitches.

“We’re a not-for-profit organisation so we’re reliant on our partners for support and have had a fantastic relationship with Kubota for many years,” explains chairman Simon Vickers.

“The pitches are used almost every day, with Sunday traditionally the the big day for youth rugby and without revenue from fixtures which are currently on hold, Kubota’s backing is even more important.”

In September, Kubota presented the club with a new M4062 utility tractor.

“It’s a bit smaller than its predecessor, and the lighter footprint makes it ideal for work on the pitches,” explained Simon. “We’ve also ordered a new mulching mower and turf renovation implement, so we are going to be able to repair the pitches after play and present them in first class condition for the next session.”

He points out that grounds maintenance is carried out by the ‘Friday Club’, an enthusiastic team of volunteers.

“Ease of use and reliability are of the utmost importance, and we know that Kubota is just down the road if we have any queries," said Simon

“In such difficult times it’s important to still be able to enjoy sport - our community touch rugby sessions on a Friday have been extremely popular, and were also launching walking rugby. Our goal is to give back to the local community, and Kubota is a very important part of that.”

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