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Lottery cash boost for new Selby Warriors ARLC women’s team
10:26am Thursday 19th September 2013 in Sport
SELBY Warriors ARLC have secured more than £1,000 to enable them to start up a new women’s rugby league team.
The club will receive the funding from Sportivate, a Lottery programme managed by North Yorkshire Sport that gives 11 to 25-year-olds access to coached activities in a range of sports including judo, golf, tennis, wakeboarding, athletics and climbing.
Craig Hazell, from Selby Warriors, said: “We have already had interest from nearly a dozen women interested and hopefully we’ll pick up more numbers when the news spreads about the formation of the team.”
The club applied for the funding following an appeal from Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust (WLCT), which manages leisure services on behalf of Selby District Council. WLCT’s sports development team has been encouraging clubs to apply for a Sportivate award, and offers support in making a bid.
Former York City Knights community chief Adam Prentis, now of WLCT, said: “This funding can really help to develop new sporting opportunities and to increase participation in sport, and I would urge clubs to contact us if they feel it’s something that they could benefit from.”
The Sportivate award can help support costs of facility hire, marketing, purchasing equipment, and supporting a coach through a coaching qualification.
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