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12:06 12 April 2012

Rugby club receive £40,000 from Olympic legacy fund

Hitchin Rugby Club has secured a £40,000 Olympic legacy fund from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund.

The fund is part of the £135m Places People Play legacy programme that is bringing the magic of a home Olympic and Paralympic Games into communities across the country. Every sports facility that receives funding will carry the London 2012 Inspire mark – celebrating the link to the Games.

Hitchin will use the fund to install full pitch match floodlights on the second of their three pitches and this will allow them to continue to run schools competition, carry out additional training and increase membership in the mini and youth, women’s section and newly formed girls team.

Chairman Richard Stidolph, said: “We are delighted to secure one of the first Inspired Facilities grants, which will enable us to upgrade the quality and capacity of our premises to match the demand we have.

“As a community club the demands upon our facilities continue to grow and grow internally and externally from the community.”

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