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Grants Awarded to Help Future Sports Stars

Published on: 6 Jun, 2012
Updated on: 6 Jun, 2012

Guildford City Swimming Club will use its grant to help buy fitness equipment.

Community sports clubs and individuals will benefit from more than £23,000 grant funding thanks to Guildford Borough Council.

A total of 43 young sportspeople from around the borough will receive individual support. 11 of them compete at international level, Twenty-one at national level, nine at regional and two are county representatives. Ninteen sports clubs will also get support for a range of projects from badminton development to boxing coaches.

The projects include Guildford Parkrun, a free, timed 5km run round Stoke Park every Saturday. Guildford City Swimming Club will use the grant to help purchase fitness equipment to help the club develop in and out of the pool.

The lead Councillor for Culture and Leisure, Jen Powell, said: “We are delighted to continue our support for young sportsmen and women, to help them achieve their sporting goals. Sports help build team spirit and improve fitness levels, providing positive benefits for many in our borough.”

Stuart Brown, the chairman of Sport Guildford, the borough’s independent sports council, said: “It is great to see first hand the spectrum of talented individuals and clubs in Guildford that are being rewarded by Guildford Borough Council. This can only be a good thing in helping encourage sport in 2012 and beyond.”

The Mayor of Guildford, Cllr Jennifer Jordan, awarded the grants at a recent ceremony.

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