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Martin Corry set for Peel Croft RugbyForce weekend visit to help Burton RFC

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 18, 2014

Leicester Tigers legend Martin Corry

Leicester Tigers legend Martin Corry

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IT IS set to be an exciting weekend at Peel Croft for the NatWest RugbyForce weekend as former England and British Lions captain and World Cup winner Martin Corry will be lending a hand to the cause.

The ex-Leicester Tigers star will be in Burton on Saturday after the Crofters won the Pride of the Midlands award earlier this year, topping a public vote.

Part of the prize was a visit from an England international over the RugbyForce weekend.

Corry is one of this country’s most decorated former players, having won five Premiership titles and two Heineken Cups during Leicester’s era of dominance in the English game.

The forward realised every international rugby player’s dream when he was selected to travel to Australia as part of Clive Woodward’s 2003 World Cup squad and he played a crucial role as England dramatically won the final against the hosts.

He will be at the Croft on Saturday to help the working party during RugbyForce weekend from 10am.

During last year’s event the clubhouse and kitchen were transformed into a more modern facility, and Burton have again obtained a grant for a project this year – but on a smaller scale.

This time, the working party will be concentrating on areas used by players and officials who provide the entertainment at the ground week in, week out.

Refurbishment will be carried out on changing rooms, the officials’ room, the groundsman’s room, the players’ entrance and corridors.

In addition, there are other tasks around the ground that can be undertaken if sufficient volunteers turn up.

Any willing volunteers are asked to go along to the ground from 10am onwards on Saturday, although the clubhouse will be open for the New Zealand versus England match from 8.35am.

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