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Football club wins £22,000 in Olympics funding

Chairman of Little Common FC Ken Cherry left) with Minister for Climate Change, MP Greg Barker (2nd left) and Project Contact Daniel Eldridge and Sport England's Brian Whaley after Sport England handed over a cheque

Chairman of Little Common FC Ken Cherry left) with Minister for Climate Change, MP Greg Barker (2nd left) and Project Contact Daniel Eldridge and Sport England's Brian Whaley after Sport England handed over a cheque

LITTLE Common Football Club has secured £22,000 of Olympic legacy funding from Sport England to help update its pitch.

The Inspired Facilities funding will help the club install six floodlights and a 50-seat spectator stand as part of the £66,000 project. The aim of the new facilities is to help attract new people into sport.

Chairman of Little Common Football Club Ken Cherry said: “We are absolutely delighted to secure the first Inspired Facilities grant, which will enable us to upgrade our facilities and realise our ambition of having a ground and facilities that the community can be proud of.

“These new facilities will enable us to continue to grow and provide opportunities for the local community.”

Sport England’s chairman, Richard Lewis, said: “This investment will be a fantastic sporting legacy for Bexhill.

“This fund has really hit the mark with sports clubs in the Rother area. It shows we’re offering the legacy that people want for their local community.

“For hundreds of clubs and tens of thousands of people, 2012 will be the year their local sports facilities got better.”

• The Inspired Facilities fund is part of the £135 million Places People Play legacy programme that is bringing the magic of a home Olympic and Paralympic Games into communities across the country. Every sports facility that receives funding will carry the London 2012 Inspire mark – celebrating the link to the Games.

 

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