Blackpool Stanley receive £10,000 to develop rugby league

Blackpool Stanley RLFC have received £10000 from Blackpool Coastal Housing’s Tenants Project Fund for the development of rugby league.

By Andy Moore
Friday, 22nd July 2022, 12:30 am
Updated Friday, 22nd July 2022, 12:36 am

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The funding will be used towards the club development programme, providing money for coaching in schools, equipment and the training of volunteers with a view to helping more people to play rugby league across the Fylde coast.

The development programme will be launched in the coming weeks to deliver RL-focused PE sessions at schools in the catchment area of Blackpool Stanley, who are based at Kingscote Park at Layton.

A junior taster session at Blackpool Stanley RL, which has received a £10,000 grant to boost the sport

Schools within this area have a large proportion of children whose families are BCH tenants.

Blackpool Stanley chairman Simon Hornby said: “This award covers a large proportion of the first-year costs of the development programme, allowing us to get started.

“It is particularly exciting in this Rugby League World Cup year that we are able to kick-start our development plans.

“Our local schools have a number of BCH households attending and the schools-based sessions we deliver will have a positive impact on the wellbeing of those families.

“We would also hope to recruit participants from the schools for club-based teams along with parents to fulfil volunteer roles.”

John Donnellon, chief executive at Blackpool Coastal Housing, said: “We are pleased our tenants have chosen to support the grassroots development of rugby league in what is an exciting year for the sport. Getting our tenants involved in sporting activity directly or as a volunteer helps build our communities”