NEW Earswick All Blacks have received a grant of almost £3,500 from the 2021 Rugby League Cup's scheme to support grassroots clubs.

The RLWC2021's Capital Grants Legacy Programme have given New Earswick £3,442.87, which will be used to fund new equipment for the club.

Alongside the RLWC2021, the Capital Grants Legacy Programme is delivered in partnership with the Rugby Football League, Sport England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

The programme has a funding pot of up to £10million made available by the Government to support the legacy of the 2021RLWC by growing participation in the sport at an amateur level.

According to a New Earswick statement: "The money will fund new equipment and kit in order to help with the delivery and growth of our junior sections, specifically the ages of 11 and under.

"The equipment provided will ensure that junior players will experience a safe development environment when participating in training and matches at New Earswick All Blacks and will also see a new playing kit provided too.

"With the RLWC2021 just around the corner, and York playing host to five teams from across the globe, we are looking to build on this excitement and engage with the local community to increase participation in our great sport."

Jack Stearman, the New Earswick chairman said: "The CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants we received goes towards providing a fantastic experience for new players when they join the New Earswick All Blacks, through providing new equipment.

"We have a huge catchment area and to be able to provide the best experience to these players goes a long way, to not only attracting new players, but keeping them engaged with the club."