Lincoln RFC focusing on future after £2.1K theft

Lincoln Rugby Club is focusing on the future after a former employee was ordered to repay them compensation for stealing over £2,000.

Grant Henman, who worked for the club as an apprentice for five years, admitted stealing £2,100 between January to May 2018 and he indicated a plea of guilt according to Lincoln Magistrates’ Court.

He appeared in court on July 26 and was ordered to repay compensation of £2,100 and a victim surcharge of £85 as well as another £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Chairman at Lincoln Rugby Club Tom Barton issued a statement to The Lincolnite, which said: “We at Lincoln RFC look forward with enthusiasm and optimism to the approach of the new season.

“Our preseason training has been going well although the dry ground has caused some bruising and blistering, but naught to reduce the numbers training with the same level of enthusiasm.

“We look forward to seeing our new and not so new sponsors enjoying a fine afternoon of entertainment at Lodge Lane, through the remainder of 2018 and into 2019.

“A new management team are working hard to ensure all are welcome to our club. It is however with great disappointment that due to the actions of one previously trusted individual we begin our final few weeks of preparation on a much sourer note.

“The club is disappointed at what has happened after having trained Grant up as an apprentice and previously having him has a valued member of the team.

“The club has learned from this experience and has updated its procedures accordingly.”

Lincoln will start their Midlands Two East (North) league campaign with a trip to county rivals Market Rasen on Saturday, September 8.