Warwick Cricket Club secured a £10,000 grant from Biffa Award; a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK, as part of the Landfill Communities Fund.
The project, which was awarded funding under Biffa Award’s Recreation theme, is currently underway to install a new two lane cricket practice net facility at the volunteer-run club.
Following the completion of the project, the club hopes to be able to provide the best facilities for coaching, allowing junior cricketers to practice key skills of batting and bowling in an environment where the bounce of the ball is safe and predictable.
Denny Wood, Chairman, Warwick Cricket Club, said:
“Following an exceptional couple of years where we have managed to grow our junior membership, we feel now is the time to provide quality nets to allow the youngsters to practice in a safe environment. Thanks Biffa Award!”
Bill Evans, Junior Section Leader, Warwick Cricket Club, said:
“We are extremely grateful to Biffa Award for funding the new nets. This will provide us with a first-class facility to support the development of junior players and will help sustain our growing junior section. We are very much looking forward to using the new nets which will enable us to coach in a fantastic training environment for many seasons to come.”
Gillian French, Biffa Award Programme Manager, said:
“This project is an excellent example of how the Landfill Communities Fund can help improve local facilities for sporting enthusiasts and the community.”