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Pavilion funding boost for Mount Ambrose Cricket Club
5:00am Tuesday 13th August 2013 in News
Mount Ambrose Cricket Club has secured Olympic legacy funding from Sport England to help towards building their new community and sports pavilion
The cash is part of a funding boost for more than 1,300 local sports projects across the country as part of the National Lottery's Inspired Facilities program.
Mount Ambrose Cricket Club will receive £50,000 of National Lottery funding to help towards building their new Community and Sports Pavilion. The building will replace the old, but well used existing wooden pavilion. The club, which has seen ncreased membership and community use, as well as a thriving youth section, required a building to meet these demands.
The new facility will have two large changing rooms, disabled / women's separate changing facilities, large social area, kitchen, toilets and a meeting room that can be closed off.
Club chairman, Tim Brokenshire, said: "The club has gradually, increased the quality of its facilities, pitch, and ground equipment. It was inevitable, that in time we would have to replace our changing facilities, and social amenities.
"Thanks to the hard working members of our club, that dream will be sooner than expected!
"On behalf of Mount Ambrose Cricket Club, I sincerely thank Sport England for this generous grant, which is sure to benefit our club and community.
Project Co-ordinator, Marcus Rogers, who put together, and submitted the grant application, added that an incredible amount of hard work, time and effort was needed to secure the funding award from Sport England.
Saying: "It really is a major contribution to our club development plan of building a Community and Sports Pavilion to compliment the already excellent playing surface at the cricket club, and provide a facility for the local community."
Local MP, George Eustice welcomed the funding, saying: "The club has gone from strength to strength in recent years, offer coaching for young people and allows the local school the use its facilities. The pavilion is regularly used by other local charities and organisations and the whole community will benefit from this new facility."
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