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Hockey club appeal gets £30,000 boost towards new pitch




Team GB hockey star Crista Cullen "lends" her bronze medal won at the London 2012 Olympics to King's Lynn Pelicans Ladies 1st player Georgia Carr at Long Sutton Hockey Club. Photo by Tim Wilson.
Team GB hockey star Crista Cullen "lends" her bronze medal won at the London 2012 Olympics to King's Lynn Pelicans Ladies 1st player Georgia Carr at Long Sutton Hockey Club. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Long Sutton Hockey Club is up and running in its search for £140,000 towards a new, all-weather pitch and floodlight upgrade.

The club revealed that a bid for £30,000 from the National Hockey Foundation, a charity linked to the former National Hockey Stadium in Milton Keynes, had been successful.

e’re absolutely delighted about the National Hockey Association grant and it’s good that it’s supported us 100 per cent
Peter Worth, director of Long Sutton Community Sports Association

Other grant applications to organisations, including Sport England, Lincolnshire County Council and South Holland District Council, are still to be decided.

Peter Worth, director of Long Sutton Community Sports Association, said: “We’re absolutely delighted about the National Hockey Association grant and it’s good that it’s supported us 100 per cent.

“It’s a very good organisation and they like to see juniors being involved in hockey, so one of the conditions of the grant is that we provide a certain amount of hours of hockey training free to schools and young people.

“I don’t think this will be too difficult to sort out and this is the first major step forward for the club.”



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