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Carlton net a super new practice facility after securing £43,000 community grant

Carlton net a super new practice facility after securing £43,000 community grant

Carlton now have a new two-lane net facility for their senior players and burgeoning junior section to use. The project was led by junior coach Greg Johnson who is a member of the Division One club’s Management Board.

Club secretary Philip Hulme said: “Our Junior section has grown to the point where we now have 70 plus boys and girls representing our junior teams. This growth is down to the hard work of our Junior Cricket Committee headed by Nicky Wood, our coaches, volunteers and All Stars team.

“The training time pressure on our facilities for senior and junior teams meant that something needed to be done to meet demand and continue to grow. Our fabulous new net facility will allow us to facilitate that demand.”

The project was funded by a grant totalling £43,006.00 from FCC Communities Foundation. “Thanks to the FCC communities Foundation, this facility will now enhance the training and practice opportunities for so many within our community,” said project leader Johnson.

“In addition to our 70 juniors we have two men's senior teams and a Sunday League side, along with a ladies’ teams in rounders and cricket. We now have further opportunity now for growth offering some of the best facilities in the region.

“The club is an integral part of the local community offering a place for people to come and not only enjoy sport but to meet and socialise throughout the whole year.”

FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Carlton are also received help from the Bradford League Management Board who provided assistance from its Raising Standards scheme.

Dura Sports installed the facility and Carlton chairman John Ward praised them for their professionalism and high-quality workmanship which has resulted in a fabulous new net facility

We will be featuring more stories about the projects clubs are undertaking in the coming weeks. If you would like your club’s project to feature, please email ceo@bradfordcl.com with details. Let’s shout about the good work that is going on.

Before and after. The tired old nets have been replaced by a super new facility


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