Sport England’s award of funding represents a great milestone for our project, which follows a two year campaign by local people to secure improved sporting facilities in the village. There is a long tradition of football being played in Abbeytown and the present club attracts young people from far and wide. However, the poor condition of the existing facilities results in frequent water-logging and cancellation of matches and makes it difficult for us to open the site up to a wider audience.
Graham Little, Chair of Holme Abbey Parish Council which received £50,000
This project will make a significant contribution to address the long standing drainage issues at the club and address the issues identified in the Craven Council’s Playing Pitch Strategy.
Mel Mason, President of Skipton Rugby Football Club which received £50,000
We lost 15 weekends in the space of two years because of water-logging. This grant will ensure we can continue to grow youth rugby in our area.
Mark Armstrong, Chairman of Billingham Rugby Union Club which received £46,000