Injured players at Welshpool's rugby club swapped rugby boots for rollers this week to repair damage to the club's main stand.

The club had been left "incredibly disappointed" after vandalism to club facilities at their Maesydre home was discovered on Saturday, July 17.

However two of the club's injured senior players rolled their sleeves up to repair the damage while team-mates trained nearby.

"Massive thank you to senior players Harry Davies and Brian Jenkins this evening," said a club spokesman via social media on Tuesday, July 20.

"Injured and couldn’t train but still came down and painted over the recent graffiti. Thanks also to Captain Ryan Goodwin who ensured they had a nice cold beer.

"This behaviour cannot continue. Volunteers of local sports clubs working hard to return sports after Covid are constantly knocked back by mindless vandalism. Something needs to be done," they added.

Meanwhile the club have appealed to the public to report any signs of suspicious behaviour to the police following a spate of vandalism at Maesydre.

In addition to the graffiti attacks at the rugby club, seats were broken in the main stand at next-door Waterloo Rovers Football Club just days after being re-installed ahead of the new season in an apparent spate of anti-social behaviour in the area.

Anyone with information which could assist in identifying the culprits should contact Dyfed-Powys Police on 101.