RUGBY Town Juniors have been awarded a £371,000 grant from Sport England which will be used to help develop a new full size floodlit 3G pitch.
The artificial grass pitch will be used by the club’s many football, rugby, and Gaelic football teams who will be able to play their matches no matter what the weather.
The club was one of 19 projects across England to receive funding from Sport England’s £6.5 million Improvement Fund, with the money coming from National Lottery funding.
Sport England’s Charles Johnston, said: “Thankfully as a nation we are becoming more active. Meeting this demand can be challenging, but thanks to National Lottery funding we can help clubs like the Rugby Town Junior Football Club offer the kind of sporting experience that local people want.”
Sport England’s Improvement Fund, has invested over £49 million to date in 150 community-based projects across the country.
From upgrading artificial grass pitches and swimming pool facilities to helping sports clubs become more environmentally sustainable, this funding has played a crucial role in improving the standards of community sport and incentivising more people to become active.