“As Johnston County continues to grow with the Triangle Region, we see the efforts of the Clayton Rugby Football Club as an opportunity to become the “go-to” destination for rugby teams and players from the Triangle, the Southeast United States and beyond. Locally, the facility will provide much needed additional recreational space for our citizens.”
The Johnston County Rugby Park is a joint venture between the Town of Wilson’s Mills and the Clayton Rugby Football Club. Since the summer of 2017 the Clayton RFC has been working closely with the Town of Wilson’s Mills on this joint community park project. As part of the partnership, the town is installing a playground and bathroom/pavilion facility as well as providing land for the rugby facility, which is being developed by the Clayton RFC. When not in use for rugby, the fields are being made available to the Town to fulfill the recreational needs of their growing community.
Once complete, the Johnston County Rugby Park will have three playing fields in total. Two of which are being developed as multi-purpose fields, sized for rugby, and with ground sleeves in place for removable goal posts. The focal point of the facility is going to be the Championship Pitch which will be of full international size and have permanent professional grade goal posts. The Championship Pitch is going to also see further additions in the coming years with a full service clubhouse and community building, covered grandstand, scoreboard, lights, and other upgrades in the works.
The park is poised to become a hub of activity for both rugby and community in Johnston County.