Olympic legacy helping Northamptonshire clubs

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More than half a million pounds of Olympic Games legacy grants will be spent improving sporting facilities in Northamptonshire.

Tennis, hockey, cricket and rowing clubs are among the beneficiaries of £504,900 of National Lottery funding, from a national funding pot of £16.6 million.

Eleven clubs in the county have received grants as part of Sport England’s Inspired Facilities legacy programme.

Moulton Sports Complex has been awarded £50,000 towards improving pitches for football, hockey and netball, and new tennis courts.

Andy Dale, president of Northampton Hockey Club, said: “This is fantastic news and is vital for the hockey club as it extends the space available for our junior training, which has become congested at peak times.

“This will allow us to continue to offer the highest quality training in age-specific groups to maximize the fun our kids have at training.

“The facilities will benefit the community as the facilities are used by many community sports clubs.”

Other grants included £50,000 towards clubhouse alterations at Brixworth Cricket Club and £50,000 to develop the boathouse at Northampton Rowing Club.

For details on applying for the next round of funding, call Felicity Drake at Northamptonshire Sport on Northampton 366215.