£32k boost will replace Broadclyst CC pavilion

PUBLISHED: 09:31 18 July 2012

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Broadclyst Cricket Club will receive £32,719 of National Lottery funding to replace the pavilion facilities at Killerton Park cricket ground.

The ground is regularly used by Broadclyst Cricket Club senior and colts teams, Exeter Nomads cricket and under nines football during the winter. The development project will allow the club to build a fit-for-purpose pavilion, including new changing and shower facilities.

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. Sport England’s Chair, Richard Lewis, said: “This National Lottery investment will create a lasting sporting legacy for East Devon.

“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.” Club Chairman, Dominic Edmond, said: “All the members and associates of Broadclyst have worked tremendously hard on fundraising, but we’re delighted to have secured this investment which now allows us to start work in the Autumn of this year and have the new pavilion in place well in advance of the 2013 season.”

Local MP, Hugo Swire, said: “I congratulate the club on winning this award which is very good news indeed. I sometimes think we in East Devon are less successful than we might be in obtaining these awards so this makes it even more gratifying.”

Broadclyst Cricket Club is one of hundreds of projects across England benefiting from lottery investment through the second round of the Inspired Facilities fund. And

Sport England today launched a further £10 million funding round to help local community sports groups to upgrade their facilities. You can find out more at www.sportengland.org/inspired facilities. Bids will be accepted from July 23 2012.

Places People Play is being delivered by Sport England, working partnership with the British Olympic Association (BOA) and the British Paralympic Association (BPA) with

the backing of The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and the London 2012 Inspire mark. LOCOG Chair, Seb Coe, said: “This is a fantastic funding project that will deliver a real legacy from the London 2012 Games. It will provide a whole range of sporting opportunities for young people through improved facilities and will I hope inspire them to take up sport.”


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