Funding boost for Hackney sports groups will leave lasting legacy from London 2012
27 Jul 2012
Young people in Hackney will benefit from over £10,000 in
funding to local sports groups thanks to latest round of grants
awarded by sported., one the UK's leading Olympic legacy
Crown and Manor Club received £9000 and Kings Community Project
were awarded £1940 from sported.
Crown and Manor Club have also benefited from sported.'s
volunteer business Mentor scheme. The club were able to get support
from skilled Mentors to assist with their fundraising plans for a
new purpose built centre in Shoreditch. Crown and Manor will use
the sported. grant to pay for new gym equipment.
Rob Nicoll, Deputy Manager of Crown and Manor Club said "The
award of £9,000 from sported. will go towards a brand new weights
facility in our new building, opening October this year. In
addition to their donation, sported. has also provided the Club
with expert help and support in the form of two professional
Mentors, Sharon and Anas - this has been especially valuable to the
Club. We are incredibly grateful for the work sported. has done for
us to take the Club to a new level."
Kings Community Project in Hackney secured £1940 to help more
young people through their Sharehope FC football team. The funding
will go towards training young people to become the next generation
of football coaches.
Ola Matem, founder of Sharehope FC said "I'm confident that with
the grant from sported. we can continue to reduce anti-social
behaviour problems in South Hackney by using football as a tool for
social change. In particular it will mean we can train some of the
older participants to become qualified coaches for the younger