Five more community clubs have been granted a combined total of £385,000 from the Rugby League World Cup’s CreatedBy Capital Programme.
The projects are designed to help build rugby league hubs and get more people involved in the sport.
All clubs benefiting are as follows:
Drighlington, based in Leeds, will be relocating their clubhouse facilities to the nearby Community Library and Hall. The money will help them secure that. The project is due to be completed in the next month.
Meanwhile, Wath Brow Hornets, from Copeland, will be using their money to help build an indoor training facility on site. The hub will also provide exercise classes for the community.
In Wigan, Orrell St James will be using their newly acquired funds build a new clubhouse, new changing facilities and new pitches. The aim is to boost membership and get more participation from their Women and Girls Teams.
Meanwhile, Westhoughton Lions from Bolton, will be creating a new community hub with their funds. They will be building a new clubhouse with new team and official changing rooms, male and female toilets, shower rooms, a function room, offices and meeting rooms as well as a new bar, cellar and kitchen. They hope to create a community hub for the people for Westhoughton.
Finally, Dewsbury Moor Maroons will be using their funds to refurbish and extend their changing room pavilion. This will provide a new bar area, kitchen and dining area, purpose built function room, new toilets, six new changing rooms, including female ones. Also, a gym and additional storage space will also be built on.
Jon Dutton, Chief Executive of the Rugby League World Cup 2021, said: “A staggering £2million invested in these projects will undoubtedly have a very positive the future of rugby league.
“The five projects that have been awarded large grants via our CreatedBy Capital grants programme all demonstrated an excellent vision for how the funding will be used to deliver a wider impact on their local communities.
“We are confident that these new developments will become established hubs for local people, help local players at a grassroots level and have a real positive impact on the development of rugby league in the future.
“Rugby League World Cup 2021 would like to wish all the projects and clubs the very best of success and we look forward to seeing the finished outcomes.”