SKIPTON-based construction company Sutcliffe Construction returned to the Ilkley Rugby Football Clubhouse it built back in 2011 to celebrate the festive season with clients and friends.

Managing director James Sutcliffe said: “The IRFC’s iconic clubhouse is one of our proudest builds and it was a pleasure to go back and enjoy it as a Christmas party venue - it’s a great place to watch rugby and perfect for corporate hospitality. Many thanks to the club for a great afternoon which our clients and staff thoroughly enjoyed.”

Off field magic was supplied by local magician Mark Waddington who performed some jaw-dropping table tricks, while on the field the IRFC First XV provided 11 tries for the entertainment of all.

IRFC’s Ron Obank acted as the afternoon’s emcee.