Sports projects win Lottery cash

Adrenaline Alley, in Corby, has been awarded �49,850 of National Lottery funding to construct a performance training area for BMX, skateboarding, skating and scootering
Adrenaline Alley, in Corby, has been awarded �49,850 of National Lottery funding to construct a performance training area for BMX, skateboarding, skating and scootering
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Two county sports projects are among 30 in the East Midlands which are to share a £1.4m windfall.

Sailors and yachtsmen are to benefit from a National Lottery award of £49,995 to Cransley Sailing Club in the county.

The award will fund the refurbishment of the existing male and female toilet and changing facilities and create a training room which will enable the club to run courses and improve their offer of a facility to local groups and schools

Adrenaline Alley, in Corby, has also been awarded £49,850 of National Lottery funding to construct a performance training area for BMX, skateboarding, skating and scootering.

The improved training facilities will cater for professional, semi-professional and amateur athletes and free up space for general use in its main building.

Even more local sports clubs in the county could benefit as Sport England launches another £10 million funding round of the Inspired Facilities programme.

Sport England’s chairman, Richard Lewis, said: “With just 10 days to go until the Olympics, it is fantastic to be giving sports clubs in the East Midlands even more reasons to celebrate.

“Thanks to these investments, many thousands of people can look forward to first-class sports facilities on their doorstep.”

Sport and Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson said: “Hosting the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games give us an opportunity to put sport in the spotlight and encourage more people to participate.”

Bids to the next round of Inspired Facilities will be accepted between July 23 and September 17. Full details of the fund and how to apply can be found at www.sportengland.org/inspired.