Almost 1.5million euro in funding is being allocated in Sports Capital Grants to 43 Waterford Sports clubs and organisations
The groups represent a broad selection of sporting interests catering to all age groups.
Welcoming the news, Waterford Junior Minister John Halligan said the funding would have a huge impact on the development and improvement of high quality, safe, well-designed and sustainable facilities across Waterford:
“The Government received a record number of applications for this year’s Sports Capital Grants … This cash injection will greatly contribute to participation in sport and physical recreation in the locality and is well-deserved recognition of the excellent work done by club volunteers.”
In Waterford city, St Anne’s Tennis Club is to receive €150,000 for Phase 1 of a redevelopment plan; Park Rangers Soccer has been awarded €100,000 for a Clubhouse Extension; Villa Football Club will receive €114,000 for an Astro Turf development; and Waterford LEDC Ltd will receive €104,000 for an extension at the Cill Barra Community Sports Centre.
A cross section of sporting interests are represented in this year’s successful applicants, from Celtic Squash Club (€22,000 for a refurbishment); Kilbarry Gymnastics Club (€5,000 to upgrade and renew equipment); Pat Rockett Martial Arts Academy (€13,000 for sports equipment and storage); Saviours Crystal Boxing Club (€48,000 for a dressing room extension) and Waterford Riding Club (€7,000 for new show jumping equipment).
Waterford Harbour Sailing Club will receive €34,000 for new rescue/ safety RIBs and dinghies, Waterford Boat Club €31,000 for the renewal of equipment and Waterford Harbour Sub Aqua Club €32,000 to purchase a rigid hulled inflatable boat with an engine.
GAA clubs across the county are to benefit from the funding package, including Gaultier GAA Club (€48,500 for a floodlit astro turf training pitch); Ballygunner GAA Club (€23,000 for a new community walking track) and Mount Sion GAA Club (€7,500) while CLG Micheal McCraith GAA Club in Tramore will receive €73,000 for ground improvements.
Other Tramore projects to receive funding include Tramore Boxing Club (€7,000); Tramore Rangers Football Club (€5,000); Tramore Tennis Club (€5,704); and Splashworld Sharks Swimming Club (€7,000).
For the complete list check out the following link:
(pictured St Anne’s Tennis Club)