Stevenage school secures Olympic legacy funding

Night-lighting is to be installed at the outdoor football pitch at The Barclay School in Stevenage

Night-lighting is to be installed at the outdoor football pitch at The Barclay School in Stevenage - Credit: Archant

A SCHOOL has secured Olympic legacy funding which will mean community groups can use a sporting facility throughout the year.

The Barclay School in Walkern Road, Stevenage, has been awarded £26,500 to help fund night-lighting for a new all weather pitch.

Once the Spotlight on Barclay project is complete, the public will be able to use the facility on evenings and weekends throughout the dark winter months.

The money comes from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund, set up to help provide an Olympic and Paralympic legacy following London 2012.

The school, Fairlands Youth Football Club and MBDA Sport and Social Club are also providing funding.

Barclay headteacher Debbie Upton said: “The funding will allow us and the local clubs and community to make full use of the major investment and improvement to the school facilities that the school and governors made by installing this pitch.”

Free taster sessions are to be offered later this year. To register your interest email spotlight@barclay.herts.sch.uk

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