FEB 01] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Youngsters Get Sporting Chance With Grant
in Coventry and Warwickshire can look forward to taking part in
more sports following a £116,000 grant from the body headed by TV
football pundit Trevor Brooking.
money will be used to fund improvements in girls’ football,
hockey and tennis in the first phase of a five-year programme.
estimated 2,300 children from the region are expected to benefit
over the next five years as nine sports are given money as part of
the Greater Warwickshire Sports Partnership plan.
100 new sports coaches will also be trained as part of the
grant comes from the Sport England Lottery Fund. Chairman Trevor
award marks the start of an exciting time for sport and your
people in Greater Warwickshire.
lot of time and effort has gone into developing these bids
through involved the local clubs, coaches and national governing
bodies of sports so young people can enjoy the planned
would urge youngsters in this area to get involve in active
sports and have a great time.”
Active Sports Programme is getting £10m annually for the next
five years. It is designed to get more youngsters involved in
Val Stone, acting cabinet member (Cultural and Leisure Services)
said the money would have a big impact in the city.
is good news for Coventry and the other six local authority
lottery grant from Sport England will mean that more young
people in the city will be able to reap the rewards and enjoy
the benefits of more sporting opportunities, particularly young
girls with girls’ football.”
sports to benefit in the rolling programme, which will last seven
years, are athletics, basketball, cricket, hockey, netball,
girls’ football, rugby union, tennis and swimming.