RCNA awards local youth sports grants

Read about the groups benefitting from the awards.

Rotarian Nick James kindly took the lead of the RCNA Sports Awards panel to deliver a great outcome for 8 local sports organisers - receiving a £100 grant.

Ipplepen Tennis Club treasurer Peter Foy commented: "[We] were delighted with the award from Newton Abbot Rotary Club and we intend to produce a leaflet to be placed in food parcels at HITS Food Bank targeting families to offer children aged between 2 and 16 free tennis coaching / membership at our newly resurfaced and floodlit courts in Ipplepen!"

A Fusion FC statement said “Fusion FC is a local club founded in 2018 by 3 sets of parents who formed a committee for the sole purpose of benefiting the children. As a small independent youth football club, we know how hard it is to continually give the players what they deserve. This sports grant is a huge boost to us and will make a great start to our fundraising balance to purchase both our age groups with new kits next season. Every penny counts. Thank you so much.”

Also benefitting from applying for the grant are:

  • Kings Boxing Academy; 11-16’s boxing and fitness club
  • Newton Soccability; children 4-16 with a disability
  • Teignbridge Titans; u-10’s & u-16’s football and netball
  • WBB Youth Football Club

Club President Phil Millichap was delighted to note: "It has been a difficult time for local sports clubs and it’s great that we can encourage so many young people to participate locally. The awards will benefit hundreds of local youngsters participate in their chosen activities."