Club Grant Scheme A Cricket Success In The West

13 Oct

Cricket clubs and other key cricket organisations in Glasgow have been fortunate to benefit from support from the Sports Council for Glasgow. 

The Sports Council for Glasgow is a volunteer based organisation and an organisation which aims to support its members – specifically the sports clubs and other sporting agencies working in Glasgow.

The main support from the Sports Council for Glasgow has come through its Club Grant Scheme which aims to aid the development of sport within Glasgow and the Sports Promotion Fund which aims to support the hosting of sporting events of at least regional significance in Glasgow.  The following groups have received support: 

Clydesdale Cricket Club (Club Grant Scheme & Sports Promotion Fund)
Cricket Scotland (Sports Promotion Fund)
Poloc Cricket Club (Club Grant Scheme)
South Glasgow Area Cricket Development Group (Club Grant Scheme)
West District Junior Cricket Union (Sports Promotion Fund)
West Regional Development Centre (Sports Promotion Fund)

Since October 2006, these organisations have benefitted from twelve different awards – totalling £7062.20! 

Commenting on the support, Cricket Scotland’s West Regional Participation Manager Tim Hart stated, “The support of the Sports Council for Glasgow has been incredible, the impact of its support funding cannot be underestimated – and seeing several of the Glasgow based cricket clubs and their members receive awards at the Sports Council’s spectacular annual awards ceremony has been great to witness.  I hope that the links between cricket and the Sports Council will continue to grow over the coming years.”  

Moira Ord MBE, the current Chairperson of the Sports Council for Glasgow, is equally delighted at the impact the Sports Council has on the cricket community in Glasgow: “one of the main aims of the Sports Council is to support and nurture the growth of voluntary sports within Glasgow.  The support given to cricket over the past few years is a prime example of what working together can achieve.  We will continue to support cricket but would be equally delighted to work with other sports in a similar way.”

For more information about your local Sports Council and how it may be able to support cricket in your region please contact your local Cricket Scotland Regional Participation Manager.

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