Grasshoppers RFC secures 47,000 from sporting legacy fund

12th August 2013

Grasshoppers RFC secures 47,000 from sporting legacy fund

Grasshoppers RFC secures £47,000 National Lottery funding from Sport England

Free taster session for local community to celebrate the investment

Sport England announces £40 million to extend Inspired Facilities Fund to 2017.

Grasshoppers RFC has secured Olympic legacy funding from Sport England's Inspired Facilities fund.

Sport England today (Monday 12th August 2013) revealed that more than 1,300 local sports projects across the country have now received National Lottery funding through Inspired Facilities, part of its Olympic and Paralympic legacy programme.

Grasshoppers RFC will receive £47,000 of National Lottery funding to purchase a women and girls changing facility to support the growth and development of women and girls sports at the Club, including girls tag and contact rugby, Ladies tag and touch rugby and Senior and Junior Netball.

To celebrate the award, local people are being invited to a free teaser session at the Club to try out both Tag rugby and Netball. Please contact Loulatter@hotmail.com for further information.

Sport England's Chair, Nick Bitel, said: "A year on from the Olympics, this National Lottery investment is helping us deliver a lasting sporting legacy in Isleworth."

"With investment now on offer from our Inspired Facilities Fund until 2017, we look forward to supporting many more sports clubs in the area who play such a vital role in grassroots sport."

Grasshoppers Club Chairman, Gary Cunningham, said: "This is an amazing achievement for us as a Club and shows our commitment to developing women and girls sport as well as giving us additional facilities to accommodate local community events."

Grasshoppers is one of well over 300 projects across England receiving lottery investment from the fourth round of the Inspired Facilities fund and one of more than 1,300 to benefit overall.

Many more communities are now set to benefit from the hugely popular fund, after Sport England today announced that it was extending Inspired Facilities until 2017, with an additional £40 million of National Lottery funding to invest. Bids will be accepted for the next round of Inspired Facilities funding from 21 October 2013. You can find out more at: www.sportengland.org/inspiredfacilities.

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