Massive boost for Norfolk sport
Mary HamiltonSports programmes in Norfolk have been handed more than half a million pounds as part of a new scheme to get rural communities participating in more sports.Mary Hamilton
Sports programmes in Norfolk have been handed more than half a million pounds as part of a new scheme to get rural communities participating in more sports.
Norfolk Village Games was awarded �577,000 to expand its work getting rural villages involved in sports and competitions together.
The cash comes from Sport England's new �10m National Lottery fund aimed at breaking down the barriers to sport faced by people living in rural communities, including problems with transport, lack of resources and facilities, and training issues.
Norfolk Village Games plans to build on the success of the West Norfolk Games, where they have been piloting a scheme to get more people involved.
You may also want to watch:
Laurie Hull, chairman of Active Norfolk, which will run the project, said: 'I think a lot of the credit goes to West Norfolk, where they have been running their own games.
'Numbers were declining but a few years ago they got more funding and last year they had 35 villages take part with more than 1,000 participants.
- 1 Norwich hairdresser, former boxer and bodybuilder, dies from Covid
- 2 Drink driver arrested after crashing into two trees in Norwich
- 3 The secrets and scandals of a former Norwich hotel
- 4 Up and coming Norwich musician reaches number 13 in UK charts
- 5 Centre takes action after IT failure causes long queues for Covid jab
- 6 Can you rehome this Terrier who has spent nine years at animal sanctuary?
- 7 Map reveals the most serious crashes on the NDR since it fully opened
- 8 'A little bit of hope' - Care home manager look back on last 10 months
- 9 Yellow weather warning for snow in place across region
- 10 Road in Norwich to close for four weeks for £50,000 improvement scheme
'This grant will let us expand across the county, setting up three new permanent members of staff and running village volunteer sessions to help get sustainable sports programmes running.'