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Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Lighting up Aspatria

Aspatria rugby union club has secured £50,000 of Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund.

The Inspired Facilities fund is part of the £135 million Places People Play programme.

Aspatria will spend the money on new more powerful floodlights for the first team pitch.

The eight towers of lights will provide all users of the pitch – which include many other local teams and groups – with much improved facilities.

Richard Lewis, Sport England chairman, said: “This investment will be a fantastic sporting legacy for the Aspatria area.

“This fund has really hit the mark with sports clubs in the North West.

“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.”

John Heyworth, chairman of the Aspatria club, said: “We are delighted to secure the first Inspired Facilities grant, which will enable us to upgrade the quality of our premier match pitch facility.

“It is a cornerstone of our strategy to have an outstanding multi-sport club for the 2012 Olympics’ legacy.”

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