Lottery Award for Chiswick Community School

New nets will mean cricket is reintroduced to the school

The Sport England Lottery Fund has announced an award of £8,680 to Chiswick Community School towards the construction of 2 outdoor, full length cricket nets. The total cost of the project was £18,905 and further funding was provided by Chiswick & Latymer CC, Chiswick Community School, The School PTA, The Lords Taverners, Middlesex Centenary Youth Trust and the Chiswick Area Fund of the London Borough of Hounslow.

The nets will form the basis of the reintroduction of cricket to Chiswick Community School and will also greatly benefit the local network of junior schools. The schools will work in close co-operation with Chiswick & Latymer CC and their coaches and colts sections.

The main focus will be to increase youth participation to cricket not only for the schools, but also for the local community and cricket clubs in the area, and encourage girls to participate in the sport as well as boys.

The nets are now completed and available for hire at the rate of £5 per hour, per net. All enquiries to Chiswick Sports Hall on 020 8995 4067, who will be managing the facility.

If you have a passion for cricket, be it as a player, umpire, scorer or supporter or you have a child aged between 8 -16 who would like to become a Colt get in touch with Graham Hall of Chiswick & Latymer CC on Tel 020 8940 0335.

May 17, 2003

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