Long Eaton RFC

Long Eaton

Your story

Information from LSOA’S shows that the area has a poor living environment and high crime rates that fall within the most deprived 10% of areas nationally, whilst the Index of Multiple deprivation places Long Eaton within the 20% most deprived areas in the County, and therefore requires support to offer opportunities to the people of the area.
Current national statistics show that the area is in the bottom 3% for education and bottom 20% for employment deprivation. The area also rates in the bottom third of deprivation for health, with the recently updated NHS Child measurement report 2011/12 stating that 19% of young people in year 6 were classified as obese. This evidence demonstrate the need for some activities which are going to get young people physically active in order to help with weight issues that could arise. The Club have a Bursary scheme which helps the most at risk and vulnerable young people keep playing sport. We would be so grateful for funds to help with this.

Group introduction

We are a grassroots, volunteer run community Sports Club.Our aspiration is to be an inspirational community club, inclusive to all. As our Mission statement says: “Long Eaton RFC aim to be leading community club, providing first class facilities for, coaching, playing, volunteering, supporting and socialising. A Club for everyone to be proud of.” Added to this we have nurtured a friendly atmosphere in which people from all walks of life can feel welcome and play a part in the club in any form. Foster relationships within the community and schools to retain and recruit members to ensure future and continued growth of the club. We provide Rugby Union for children from 5 years old through to adults. We have qualified coaches in all age groups and levels. We provide a clubhouse for use by all members, particularly encouraging social and community activity, as well a volunteers running the entire club. We have affiliated clubs, Long Eaton Athletics, Long Eaton Bowls, Riverside Vets Football and a Netball Team. We also host the Park Run each weekend.

How would this funding have an impact on your community?

This money would go to help the most vulnerable and at risk players within our community. This may be in the form of boots, kit, meals, travel, trips out, tours anything to help keep these children involved in life changing sport.

"This fantastic grant from the Skipton Building Society would go along way in helping young people to aspire to a healthier and rewarding sporting lifestyle."

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