A south Norfolk group has been awarded £50,000 of funding to upgrade its facilities.

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Norfolk Gliding Club, based at Tibenham airfield, secured the Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund.

It will use the money to improve its clubhouse by including a specialist pilots’ area for flight training and flight planning and briefing to take place.

Club chairman John Roche-Kelly said: “We are thrilled to have secured this investment, which means we can upgrade the quality of our premises to match the needs of current and new members. As a junior gliding centre with the ambition to be East Anglia’s premier gliding training centre, we will have a clubhouse to match our plan for the future.”

Norfolk Gliding Club is one of 310 projects across England to receive lottery investment from the third round of the Inspired Facilities fund and one of more than 1,000 to benefit overall.

Sport England chairman Richard Lewis said: “This National Lottery investment is helping us deliver a lasting sporting legacy in Norfolk from last year’s successful Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“With so many clubs in the East having benefited from this fund already and building on the success of last summer, this is the legacy people want for their local community.”

Every sports facility that receives funding will carry the London 2012 Inspire mark.

For more information visit www.sportengland.org/inspiredfacilities

1 comment

  • more money for "posh" boys to play with their toys who could probably afford to pay for their own facilities and of course gliding is a very popular sport in Norfolk open to all comers, don't see any money for youth clubs or football pitches

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    billyboggins

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

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