Glen Park gets a £50k cash boost

Wyberton Community Complex hosts Sport England's Inspired Facilities presentation event where 12 sports projects secured grants totalling almost �700,000
Wyberton Community Complex hosts Sport England's Inspired Facilities presentation event where 12 sports projects secured grants totalling almost �700,000
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SUPPORTERS of Surfleet’s Glen Park sports complex are celebrating after a £50,000 cash boost from Sport England.

The site is one of three projects in the area to have a share of a £700,000 cash pot to improve and update sports facilities for the community.

Wyberton Playing Fields also received £50,000 towards replacing its changing facilities, as did Welland Yacht Club to extend and refurbish its clubhouse.

Details of seven successful projects in Lincolnshire were revealed at a special event on Tuesday at Wyberton Community Complex attended by four-time British Olympic cyclist Bryan Steel.

The money comes from the Inspired Facilities Olympic legacy fund, a project by Sport England to encourage more people to take up sport by helping to refurbish existing facilities or convert non-sporting sites into modern community venues.

Glen Park Partnership, which runs the complex in Surfleet, intends to build new changing rooms with the cash for the benefit of more than 25 teams who use the site.

Director Doug Whyles said: “It’s a difficult time to raise funds but since the beginning of the year, we’ve been able to raise about £140,000 for the changing rooms.

“We’re committed to having the changing rooms built by February or March 2013 so any award is helpful and this will complement the whole Glen Park development.”