SEATON Rangers ARLFC have received more than £14,000 in funding from the Rugby League World Cup 2021.

The grant, which has been awarded to help more people play rugby league at grassroots level and encourage active lifestyles in Workington, will fund the club’s community gym.

Seaton Rangers is set to receive £14305.00 from the CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants Programme.

The funding will be used to revamp the clubs community gym to create an inclusive and affordable community asset that will be open to all whilst at the same time providing facilities to improve participation in rugby league.

Peter Gilmour, Rugby Secretary, Seaton Rangers said: “The revamped community gym will be a huge asset providing our club and the wider community with a fantastic facility that will be inclusive to all. It will provide aspiring rugby players and other sports people with a hub and also somewhere that will provide massive benefits to both peoples physical and mental health. As a club this wouldn’t be possible without the support of the RFLW 2021, The RFL, Sport England and The National Lottery, and we thank them all for this huge boost to our community and grassroots sport”

Jon Dutton, Chief Executive, RLWC2021, said: “The CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants Programme is focused on ensuring the next generation of rugby league players have the best possible experience and barriers to participate are removed. We are delighted to award this grant to Seaton Rangers and look forward to seeing the results of this investment that aims to deliver real change in their community."

Ralph Rimmer, Chief Executive of the Rugby Football League, said: “Hosting the Rugby League World Cup in 2021 offers so many opportunities for everyone involved in the game in this country and beyond, and the projects that will be delivered by the CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants Programme will be a big part of that transformation. The RFL are proud to be involved in that process, and we congratulate all the successful applicants - and look forward to the impact of this unprecedented level of investment in the game for years to come.”

The programme has been crated in partnership with The National Lottery, the Rugby Football League, Sport England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.