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Sport England funding

Sport England’s Property Director Charles Johnston said: “Good sports facilities play an important role in local communities; they not only improve people’s sporting experience but also help attract new participants. The popularity of this fund has exceeded our expectations showing an appetite from sports clubs up and down the country to celebrate the legacy the Olympic and Paralympic games.”

Thank you Sport England

It gives the Committee great pleasure to announce that Cransley Sailing Club has been awarded funding of £50,000 from
the Sport England's Inspired Facilities Fund.

The money will be used to re-develop the toilet and changing room facilities, which will involve new toilets, showers, lockers, flooring and a training room. This will greatly improve the clubhouse and give our existing members and new members who will join us in 2013 a better environment to enjoy the club.

The project is well underway, with the work expected to completed at the end of March so the new facilities can be enjoyed for the 2013 season and beyond.

This is the latest funding that the club has been awarded and takes the total awarded to the club over the last three years to over £100,000 which has enabled us to greatly enhance the club and its facilities.

We would like to say a big thank you to Nigel Austin who
has led on this funding application and has been working
to secure this money for the last year - your hard work has
really paid off and is very much appreciated.
Cransley Sailing Club Committee

Thanks to a 30 strong working party on 24th Feb we managed to get the lino off the club house floor ready for Mark to lay the new flooring. More photos in the photo gallery

Our thanks to club member
John Hughes for keeping a weekly photographic diary of works taking place at the club.

Local MP, Philip Hollobone

said: “Cransley Sailing Club is one of Kettering’s best kept secrets! Now with this wonderful lottery grant providing the chance for an upgrade to the clubhouse facilities all the dedicated hard work regularly put in by the club’s volunteers will become far more visible and the club far more accessible to budding sailors across the local area. Kettering may be a long way from the sea, but the opportunities for sailing have just got a whole lot better!”

Gareth Brookes RYA Regional Development Officer for the Midlands

said: "This latest round of Inspired Facilities funding is ensuring even more people can get out on the water and enjoy sailing in 2013. The RYA continues to work with our clubs and centres to ensure anyone who wants to sail at their local club has the opportunity to so with

the best instruction, using the best equipment in the best facilities possible, where people also feel welcome and can make friends. For people to stay in any sport they have to enjoy taking part and these four factors contribute massively to that. The London 2012 buzz was all about 'legacy' and this is what 'legacy' looks like in real terms at the grassroots level."

Nigel Austin Principal Training Instructor

said: "Once the refurbishment of the changing rooms is complete there will be no excuse for not staying after sailing and enjoying the tranquility of Cransley over a pint!!!!

Of course discussions over rules, protests, training requirements and the on water incidents can be played out in the purpose built (sound proofed) training room as well !!."

Official Opening of our new facilities

Date for the diary:

The official opening of our new facilities will be on Saturday 20th April 2013 at 2pm


I hope you’re well, had a nice rest of your weekend & have now just about recovered from all your exertions required for making Saturday’s event as successful as it was!


I just wanted to thank you & everyone at the club again for inviting me to attend the official opening of your lovely redeveloped clubhouse facilities. It was lovely to be part of something like that & see tangible evidence of the difference money that’s come around as a direct result of the Olympics/Paralympics will have in the future!


I was made to feel so welcome by 1 & all & really enjoyed seeing the family feel that’s so evident everywhere I looked around the club both on & off the water!


I hope that the facility gets the use it deserves in future which I’m sure goes without saying! I also wish you & everyone at the club continued success in the future & if there’s anything else that I can help you with then please don’t hesitate to get in touch as you know where I am!


Take care, let’s hope the sun keeps shining for you as it did on Saturday (maybe with a bit more wind) & i’ll look forward to seeing & working with you again in the future!


Best wishes & kindest regards

Graeme Wilson
Sports Development Officer

Northamptonshire Sport