Rugby club left with £10k bill after yobs break-in

Newspaper: Wakefield Express.'Story: Robbers broke into the safe room at Ossett Trinity ARLFC and forced open the safe which contained �2,800. The thieves then went on to steal rugby kits, trophies and finally smashing up the office.'Mick Sykes - former player and coach, now the club's fundraiser, is pictured with the safe that was forced open.'Photo date: 03/09/15'Picture Ref: AB199b0915
Newspaper: Wakefield Express.'Story: Robbers broke into the safe room at Ossett Trinity ARLFC and forced open the safe which contained �2,800. The thieves then went on to steal rugby kits, trophies and finally smashing up the office.'Mick Sykes - former player and coach, now the club's fundraiser, is pictured with the safe that was forced open.'Photo date: 03/09/15'Picture Ref: AB199b0915
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Burglars smashed through the roof of Ossett Trinity rugby club and stole thousands of pounds in cash.

Thieves broke into the Church Street club overnight on Monday, August 31.

They stole around £2,800 cash from the club’s safe, rugby kits, trophies and smashed pictures, desks and security cameras.

Dave Ward, club treasurer, said: “This break-in could have an absolutely devastating effect on the club.

“The efforts that have been put in by so many people over the years is phenomenal. We’ve had people who have given 40 years of their lives to the rugby clubs. It’s just awful.”

Mr Ward said it will cost around £10,000 to repair the damage.

He said: “They have smashed up the office for no reason. It’s just mindless.

“We are insured but it won’t cover anywhere near the £10,000 and we’ll have to find the rest from somewhere.”

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101.