Cash fix for new Pavilion

Hampole and Skelbrooke batsman Stephen McAdams faces Bawtry at the Memorial sports ground, Bawtry, on Saturday (31 May 2008).
Hampole and Skelbrooke batsman Stephen McAdams faces Bawtry at the Memorial sports ground, Bawtry, on Saturday (31 May 2008).
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Bawtry Action for Recreation and Sport has secured a share of £9m to build a new Community Sports Pavilion.

The cash, National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund, has been shared among 148 local sports projects to help breathe new life into tired community sports facilities and convert existing buildings into venues suitable for grassroots sport.

BARS will receive £75,000 to create the new Pavilion at the Memorial Sports Ground, which will not only serve the sports club at the ground, but the whole community who will be able to make use of the function room and bar for meetings, parties and presentations.

Sport England property director, Charles Johnston, said: “The Inspired Facilities Fund has had a huge impact on grassroots sport across the country. Since 2011, we’ve invested £102 million into more than 1,920 projects to improve and refurbish sports clubs and transform non-sporting venues into vibrant community sports clubs.

BARS chairman, Martin Hall, said: “We are delighted to have secured this investment which means that Bawtry will gain a quality building for use by all the community and will help the sports clubs to grow and provide quality sports training for everyone as part of the 2012 Olympic Legacy.”

The Doncaster borough ward councillor for Bawtry, Rachael Blake, added: “I am delighted; this will be a fantastic resource for the many sports clubs in Bawtry.”