Olympic �50,000 will transform soccer club

OLYMPIC funding to the tune of �50,000 will be used to create ‘a fantastic sporting legacy for Worle’.

The cash has been awarded to Worle Football Club, whose bosses have grand plans to upgrade facilities.

This will include replacing the club’s outdated wooden changing rooms with a new bock-built clubhouse, adding a tearoom and a set of public toilets at their recreation ground base.

Club spokesman David Brine says the money will transform Worle FC’s future prospects.

He said: “The funding will assist with the cost of building changing rooms to meet the standard required for the club to secure County League status and to help with the progression of junior teams through to senior football.

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“The new facilities will also benefit the community.”

It is that community benefit which was a key prerequisite for Sport England judges when handing over money from the Inspired Facilities fund.

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The scheme saw similar grants made to some 350 community projects around the country, all of which were designed to leave a sound sporting legacy after the 2012 London Olympics.

Worle’s new changing rooms will bear the Olympic crest as a lasting reminder of what is hoped will be a great British sporting occasion.

Sport England’s chair, Richard Lewis, said: “This investment will create will be a fantastic sporting legacy for Worle.

“This fund has really hit the mark with sports clubs in the South West. It shows we’re offering the legacy that people want for their local community.”

And Weston MP John Penrose, who handed over the �50,000 to club members, said: “This investment by Sport England into Worle Football Club is fantastic news.

“The club plays a key role in the community and these new changing facilities will give local people and visitors an even better sporting experience.”

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