MARK Pawsey is the first member of Parliament for Rugby who has become chairman of the Rugby Union Football Club.
The group enables Parliamentarians to continue playing the sport of Rugby Union.
Mr Pawsey said: “I am delighted to have been chosen as the new chairman of the Rugby Union Football Club. The club brings together MPs and Lords and others connected with Parliament to play a number of games each season under ‘old men’s’ rules.
Mr Pawsey is a keen follower of the game of rugby and has lived in the area all of his life.
He said: “I know just how significant it is that our town is the birthplace of an international sport right. There is no other town in the world that is as closely linked to such a global sport as we are.
“As a member of the Lords & Commons Club I organised a charitable game on the Close last October where Parliamentarians played against rugby clubs in the area and it was a great success in raising money for Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. We will continue to raise money for local charities throughout my chairmanship.
“This role gives me the opportunity to promote not just the sport of Rugby but also our local area and I will carry it out to do just that.”