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Olympic legacy cash boost for our sport
10:47am Wednesday 11th April 2012 in News
SPORTS facilities in Thurrock are to be improved thanks to Sport England’s Olympic legacy funding.
Thurrock Council has secured £57,500 of funding through the Inspired Facilities Fund, part of the Places People Play legacy programme being run by Sport England.
The programme aims to spread Olympic and Paralympic fever through communities across the country.
Following the success of the Adizone in Corringham since it opened in 2011, Thurrock Council now plans to launch three new Adizones located at different parks across the borough, using the funding.
A cheque for the funding was handed to Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price and Council Chief Executive Graham Farrant.
Andrea Winterflood, the Park and Open Spaces Development officer at Thurrock Council said: “We are delighted to secure the first Inspired Facilities grant, which will enable us to upgrade the quality of our service. It is the cornerstone of our strategy to have an outstanding club for the 2012 Olympics’ legacy.”
Sport England’s chairman, Richard Lewis, said: “This investment will create a fantastic sporting legacy for Thurrock.
“This fund has really hit the mark with sports clubs in South Essex. 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.”