TThe club last week received the fantastic news that it is to receive £45,000 of funding from Sport England as part of the Inspired Facilities fund.
The Inspired Facilities fund is part of the £135 million Places People Play legacy 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.
The funding will allow the club to install an effective set of floodlights to allow players to train more effectively during darker evenings.
Sport England’s Chair, Richard Lewis said “this National Lottery investment will create a lasting legacy for the Baildon area. This fund has really hit the mark with sports clubs in Yorkshire. Its 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 get better.”
Club chairman Harry Ormerod said “We are delighted to have secured this investment, which means we can give the coaching staff the facilities they need to meet modern standards of coaching excellence”
The Baildon Rugby Club project is one of hundreds of initiatives across England benefiting from lottery investment through the second round of the Inspired Facilities fund. Sport England today launched a further £10 million funding round to help local community sports groups to upgrade their facilities. You can find out more at www.sportengland.org/inspiredfacilities. Bid will be accepted from 23rd July 2012.
Places People Play is being delivered by the Sport England working partnership with the British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association with backing of The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG)and London 2012 Inspire mark.
LOCOG Chair, Seb Coe, said “This is a fantastic funding project that will deliver a real legacy from the London 2012 Games. It will deliver a whole range of sporting opportunities for young people through improved facilities and, I hope, will inspire them to take up sport.”