Saturday, 8 June 2013

Welsh Cricket Clubs Receive Share of £10,000

Eleven cricket clubs across Wales have been chosen to benefit from the SWALEC Cricket Development Fund, which will see each club receive match funding support of up to £10,000.
First introduced in 2011, the £10,000 SWALEC Community Development Fund provides matched funding for grassroots cricket clubs. In association with Cricket Wales and Glamorgan Cricket, it aims to grow one of Wales’ favourite national sports at a local level.
SWALEC has helped 43 clubs invest in everything from waterhogs and cover sheets to sight screens and score boxes.
The clubs receiving funding this year include Dinas Powys, St Fagans, Kidwelly, Llandudno, Pentwyn, Monkswood, Llantwit Fardre, Newtown, Gwersyllt Park, Cresselly and Pontardawe cricket clubs. 
Huw Lock, sponsorship manager at SWALEC, said: “The Community Development Fund is our way of giving something back to local cricket clubs across Wales. These clubs don’t always have access to the needed funds for new equipment and pitch maintenance and so we’re happy that we’re able to help these eleven clubs with this essential funding.”
Matthew Mott, Glamorgan’s Head of Elite Performance, said: “Financial investment into cricket clubs at all levels particularly grassroots, is invaluable and will ultimately help raise the standard of the game in Wales.
“Knowing that clubs have access to funding of this level to improve their club’s facilities is not only promising for the future of these clubs but also for the development of cricket players in Wales and in turn, this will benefit Glamorgan Cricket.”
Peter Hybart from Cricket Wales, said: “Grassroots cricket is at the centre of many communities in Wales and many people get a great deal of pleasure from both playing and watching it. This funding from SWALEC shows dedication to the sport at a local level and will hopefully help to keep it growing and attracting new players and followers”.
For further information on SWALEC’s sponsorship of Glamorgan Cricket and how to get involved visit 


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