Sport in the community

Funding level: Up to £1,000

Description

Cottingham Cricket Club dates back as far as the 1850s but did not change from playing friendly fixtures until 1964 when entering the East Yorkshire Amateur League.
Since that time the Club has progressed and expanded to its current status fielding 4 Saturday teams, a Sunday team, junior sides competing at u9, u11, u13, u15 and u17 age groups as well as 2 girls teams.
In order to provide facilities the Club has become an integral part of the Cottingham Young Peoples Sports Foundation providing cricket alongside the football and rugby activities.
The number of games played by the teams places a strain on the existing cricket square and to facilitate this the Club is in the course of creating a second square. The cost of this, notwithstanding the man hours taken up is considerable, and further equipment is needed to create and maintain the project.
The project is vital to the provision of junior cricket in Cottingham which creates the throughput of juniors to the senior sides. The importance has been amplified by the decision to cease cricket provision locally by the local council.
The local team is dear to the hearts of the local community and any grant aid available will be used to create the expanded playing facilities which in turn will enable the club to maintain its progressive junior functions.

Cottingham Cricket Club

Location: Cottingham & District

Cottingham Cricket Club has a progressive attitude amplified by the number of junior teams existing. The support for the juniors within the club is immense and the need for the further facilities is essential. It is these factors that justify our application.
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