Earlsdon Rugby Club netball courts are completed  - The Coventry Observer

Earlsdon Rugby Club netball courts are completed 

Holly Clement 25th Jun, 2024   0

WORK HAS been completed on new netball facilities at Earlsdon Rugby Club.

The courts are up and running, there will be a Grand opening party held on Mitchell Avenue on Sunday, July, 14 to officially open the courts.

The new facilities provide two new floodlit netball courts and are available for hire by the local community.

It was made possible by a combination of a £92,149 grant from FCC Communities Foundation, plus £75,000 grant from HS2’s Community Environment Fund and a crowdfunder campaign with match funding from the sport England ‘places and spaces’ scheme.

Heidi Hughes, of Earlsdon Highway Netball Club, said: “This vital facility is going to make a real difference to those who use it, as well as the wider Coventry community.

“We are extremely grateful to FCC Communities Foundation and HS2’s Community Environment Fund for providing funding as we would not have been able to go ahead without its support.

“This project will leave a fantastic legacy behind for all those involved.”

FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Cheryl Raynor, FCC Communities Foundation spokesperson said: “We are delighted to be involved with the project and are pleased that the courts are completed and ready to be used by the local community.

“This is an ambitious project and a credit to all the volunteers involved, well done everyone.”

Anyone interested in hiring the netball courts can contact the club secretary directly at [email protected]

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