CHAILEY Sports Club is to get an upgrade thanks to £50,000 from Sport England, according to Lewes’s MP Norman Baker.
The money will be used to demolish the existing pavilion and build a new two changing room pavilion with showers and toilet facilities, officials’ changing room, a common room and kitchen, a disabled toilet and an equipment store.
The improvements will enable the club to create a new girls’ and ladies’ football section, re-establish two senior football teams, attract additional members to the cricket club and increase co-operation and links with the schools in the area.
Norman said: “This is excellent news for Chailey Sports Club and I am very pleased to see they intend to use the money to stimulate participation, particularly increasing co-operation with the local schools.
“I certainly want to congratulate all those who have worked to secure this funding as that hard work has certainly paid off.
“Chailey Sports Club is a great example of how Sport England’s funding can be utilised and I would certainly encourage other local sports clubs to consider applying for the latest round of funding.”
The Inspired Facilities fund is part of Places People Play, Sport England’s Olympic and Paralympic legacy fund which aims to bring the inspiration of the London 2012 Games to every community.