Don Valley MP Caroline Flint, and local councillors joined keen cricketers this week to welcome a £50,000 investment by Sport England in Warmsworth Cricket Club, as a huge vote of confidence in grassroots cricket.
The Places People Play, Inspired Facilities award is part of the Olympic legacy, and will be used to replace the roof on the cricket pavilion, substantially extending the life of the building.
RIGHT: Warmsworth Winners! L to r Mark Chichester, Mark Shanks, Cllr Phil Cole, Richard Nettleton, Club Secretary, Caroline Flint, Kelvin Desty, Cllr Elsie Butler, Stephen Horsfield and Michael Wolsey, Club Chairman.
Said Caroline Flint: “Well done to Warmsworth Cricket Club for winning this investment from Sport England. This is proof that the Olympics effect can reach right into villages here in South Yorkshire.
“This is a vote of confidence in the future of Warmsworth Cricket Club and recognition that the great players of tomorrow learn their craft at grassroots community clubs like this.
“Congratulations to Gary Allen, Michael Wolsey, Richard Nettleton and all the officers who have contributed to this successful bid.”
Club Chairman Michael Wolsey said “We are delighted to have secured this investment which means we can now replace the old flat roof with a brand new tiled one. The old roof is well beyond its economic life and a new Maintenance free Roof will be a big improvement on the Clubhouse. The Olympic Legacy club will be clear to see for future generations at our Club.”