A STRUGGLING amateur rugby club fears for its future after travelers move in and ransack their clubhouse.
Ten children aged between 8 and 14 threw bricks through the windows just hours after 20 caravans set up camp on the pitch.
The thugs, who also damaged a club burger van, tried to pull roller shutters to enter the building.
Alan Hopkinson, chairman of Worksop Rugby Union Football Club in Notts, said: “So far I have seen children smash all the windows in the clubhouse.
“They also broke into our burger van – climbing onto the roof and stabbing it with a beer garden umbrella.
“The kids tried to wind up the clubhouse rollers but they still couldn’t get in.
“We are on hot coals, worried about what will happen if they come in.
“That would be game over then because we have everything in there, dressing rooms, a bar, a reception hall – they are going to destroy the place.
“We have only just managed to survive the pandemic, when all games were canceled in the 2020-21 season, thanks to subsidies.
“We fear it will finish us off.”
He said volunteer-run club Midlands 4 East (North) had handed over CCTV of the incidents of damage to police who said they were investigating.