May 25 2013 Latest news:
by Stephen Moore
Monday, July 30, 2012
It is hoped an Olympic windfall of more than £40,000 will help bring a whole new generation of cricketers into the game.
Crouch End Cricket Club has been given £43,600 by Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund to complete refurbishment of changing and showering facilities, community space, improve access for all participants and visitors by improving disabled access and creating a new drive with better lighting.
The club, which is working in conjunction with Synergy Running Club, based on Tottenham Lane, was one of 26 across London which shared £1,415,353 to help encourage more people to get involved in sport and regular physical activity as part of the Olympic Legacy.
All 26 – as well as hundreds across the country –will now carry the London 2012 Inspire mark celebrating the link to the Games.
Crouch End Cricket Club chairman Charles Logan said: “We are delighted to have secured this investment, which recognises the contribution the club is making to the local community of Crouch End, Hornsey and Wood Green.
“This will ensure we have excellent facilities to provide the right environment for coaching to bring on a whole new generation of cricketers, young and old.”
Gerard Andrews, of Synergy Running Club, added: “With the Olympics coming to London, it is essential that local sports clubs like ourselves help promote fitness and develop talent for the future.”
There is still time for other groups to get their hands on some of the cash to help inspire people to get more active. Sports England has just announced an extra £10million to help community sports groups improve their facilities.
Find out more by visiting www.sportengland.org.