OLD Otliensians' players past and present folded up their sleeves and gave their beloved rugby club and ground some much needed TLC last Saturday.

The Rugby Force ‘Volunteers Day’ is a national program, supported by England Rugby and Natwest, to help grassroots rugby clubs up and down the country attract new members and become stronger and more sustainable for the future.

The whole clubhouse was painted, the bar cleaned and the rugby posts sanded and painted, ready for an action-packed season to come.

A club spokesman said: "A big thanks to all who turned up to donate their time."

Also all players, past, present and new are welcome to join the club for the pre-season meeting and BBQ on Saturday, June 29, from 4pm onwards.