AN ancient craft is proving to be useful to help rugby players access their pitches.
A team of drystone wallers learning the craft have used it to improve access at Newsome Panthers Rugby League Club.
The realigned wall has been built as a new access to their pitches beside Hall Bower Cricket Club.
Tutor Nigel Goody said the project was organised as part of the Build scheme.
“Build is a way of teaching people the craft – drystone walling is an ancient craft but it’s still extremely popular.
“It’s the best recycling method and it’s the best option for the flora and wildlife because it offers them a natural habitat.
“There’s no cement so there’s space for rabbits and spiders and birds.
“For the people learning they’ve learnt a new skill and it’s one which benefits the community.”
Of the students who worked on the wall at the sports facility, three passed their initial certificate and four passed the intermediate certificate.
A new drystone wall project starts next week at Castle Hill.