Olympic funding boost for Upottery

Upottery playing fields to recieve funding worth �23,712.

SPORTS enthusiasts in Upottery are to receive a cash boost of �23,712 to celebrate the 2012 Olympic games.

Upottery playing fields has been chosen to receive the Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund, which and will bring the Olympic Games to life in the village.

The ‘All Change for Tea’ project aims to refit a redundant portacabin with changing, shower and refreshments facilities and full power and water so it can support the village sports clubs at its site in Glebe Park.

Honiton and Tiverton MP Neil Parish said: “I welcome the fantastic news that Upottery Playing Fields Association is to receive the first Inspired Facilities grant. 2012 will be a great year for Britain and a great year for sport in Devon.”

The funding is part of the �135 million Places, People, Play legacy programme.

Every sports facility that receives funding will carry the London 2012 Inspire mark.

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Sport England’s chairman Richard Lewis added: “This investment will create will be a fantastic sporting legacy for Upottery.

“This fund has really hit the mark with sports clubs in East Devon. It shows we’re 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.”

The project is one of 350 local community sports groups who have been offered a total of �17.4 million in Olympic legacy funding through the Inspired Facilities Fund.

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