A RUGBY club has spoken of its disappointment after members of the public had a barbecue on its pitch at the weekend.

Working Zebras Rugby Club publicly expressed its dismay at the incident, and reiterated its need to get a fence installed for the safety of the public.

A spokesperson for the club said that some people had used the pitch at its Ellis Sports Ground, in Moss Bay, pitch to have the barbecue, and posted a photograph of the scorched ground and litter that had been left there afterwards.

The spokesperson stated that the mess the pitch was left in meant that it was not possible for an under 15s game to go ahead on Monday.

The spokesperson said: “Over the weekend some people took advantage of the weather with a barbecue on our pitch, leaving a mess for our volunteers to clean up.

“Our U15s team were meant to be training on this pitch today.”

The club has been raising money to pay for a fence to be built to stop incidents such as this from happening.

They said: “We’re humbled by the generosity of our supporters so far, we have now raised £8,500 with just £1,500 remaining (by 15th April) to get the fence built.”

The crowdfunding page for anyone that would like to contribute to their campaign can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/cbjaan7 .