Whaplode: Grants for kurling equipment

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A WHAPLODE sporting group has been able to purchase its own equipment thanks to two grants.

The village’s new age kurling group started 18 months ago and is going from strength to strength.

With 14 regular players, the group felt it needed its own equipment and applied for grants to cover the cost.

It was awarded £291 from the FLASH (Funding Local Action in South Holland) fund and £462.95 from Lincolnshire County Council’s PIP (People Ideas Places) Fund.

The group, which meets at Whaplode Village Hall every Tuesday, started with equipment loaned from the Lincolnshire Sports Partnership.

Initially this was for six months but the loan was extended to give the group time to apply for the funding.

New age kurling started as a sporting idea for disabled people but quickly became popular with the able-bodied.

Club member Pamela McNeil said: “For the first time disabled people can play with or against the able bodied on an equal level.

“This is an enjoyable sport and a great way to keep fit. The aim is to have fun in a sport we can play together.

“We welcome new players so come along and give it a go.”

For more information contact Pamela on 01406 370961 or Phyllis Harris on 01406 370377.