KINGSBRIDGE RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB has secured Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund.
The Inspired Facilities fund is part of the £135 million Places People Play legacy programme that is bringing the magic of a home Olympic and Paralympic Games into communities across the country. Every sports facility that receives funding will carry the London 2012 Inspire mark – celebrating the link to the Games.
Kingsbridge RFC will receive £50,000.00 of National Lottery funding towards the upgrading of toilets and changing facilities at its High House headquarters. The Club already has a membership of 650 plus and is looking to bring its facilities up to date to cater for the demands of the modern game.
Sport England Chair, Richard Lewis, said “This National Lottery investment will create a lasting sporting legacy for Kingsbridge. This fund has really hit the mark with sports clubs in the South-West. It shows we are offering the legacy that people want for their local community. For hundreds of clubs and tens of thousands of people, 2012 will be the year their local sports facilities got better.”
Kingsbridge RFC Chairman Phil Darke said “We are delighted to have secured this investment, which means we can upgrade the quality of our premises to match the quality of our players and teams. The ongoing development of our club is paramount to the future success of sport within our community.”
Local MP Dr Sarah Woolaston said “This funding will enable Kingsbridge Rugby Football Club to provide excellent facilities to the entire community. It is the sort of investment that keeps sport at the centre of towns and villages, providing quality spaces allowing children to play and adults to exercise. I offer my congratulations to all those who helped to successfully secure the funding.
For more details about the project, please contact Martin Newman (Club Secretary) on 01548 853976 / 07974 803735
For more information about Sport England, please contact Natasha Quinn on 020 7273 1889.