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Huge Christmas legacy boost for hundreds of local sports clubs

350 local community sports groups are celebrating today after being offered a total of £17.4 million in Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund. The fund is part of the £135 million Places People Play National Lottery-funded legacy … Continue reading

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Sir Steve Redgrave sees Sport Makers in action

Five-time Olympic Gold medallist, Sir Steve Redgrave has seen first hand how a new batch of sporting heroes are helping get more people active. Making a special visit to Middlesex University and Brunel University, Sir Steve met some of the … Continue reading

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Sports clubs’ relief from Appeal Court decision

Amateur sports clubs throughout the country, especially those sharing pitches, should be sleeping easier at night thanks to a recent Court of Appeal decision. Clubs had been facing an onerous and costly pre-match pitch inspection regime arising out of an … Continue reading

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Be the first to run 100m in the Olympic stadium with Gold Challenge

Members of the public will get the chance of a lifetime to be the first to run in the Olympic Stadium through Gold Challenge, part of Sport England’s mass participation legacy programme, Places People Play.  On 1 April 2012, Gold … Continue reading

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Ebony Horse Club Community Riding Centre officially opened

Sport England funded Ebony Horse Club Community Riding Centre, which brings sporting opportunities to young people, was officially opened this week by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. Based in Brixton, the Riding Centre is the first purpose built riding centre … Continue reading

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£10 million for iconic sporting facilities

With just under 300 days to go until the start of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Sport England is making £10million of National Lottery funding available for the next round of Iconic Facilities. Opening on the 10th October, … Continue reading

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48 playing fields protected and improved by 2012 legacy fund

48 sports playing fields across England are to be protected and improved in the first wave of National Lottery investment by Sport England’s Protecting Playing Fields legacy fund. The announcement comes as communities across the country are invited to bring … Continue reading

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