Sock it to 'em Geoffrey: Mayor opens refurbished sports club
4:30pm Wednesday 6th February 2013 in News
Falmouth Sports Club unveiled its new and improved facilities on Friday that were made possible thanks to a £49,000 grant from Sport England. The town’s mayor, Geoffrey Evans, was on hand to declare the new facilities open and ready for use.
The club, on Western Terrace, was awarded the grant from a pot of money designed to create a legacy from the success of last year’s Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
The cash was spent on vastly improving the club’s squash facilities which included introducing new sprung court floors and re-plastering walls. The changing rooms and showers have also been modernised, a new boiler installed and a secured storage area created.
Falmouth Sports Club chairman, Cliffy Banfield, said: “We are thrilled to bits. It’s like having a new club.”
Joining in Friday’s celebrations and playing an exhibition match were Sport England representatives Matt Baker and Ashley Knight, two of the region’s top squash players.
While delighted with the improvements, the club has designs to be even bigger and better and will be applying for further grants to make this possible.
“We would like to put Falmouth Sports Club on the map as ‘the’ club in the South West,” said Cliffy. “We are hoping there will be more developments.”