COMMUNITY RUGBY league club Guiseley Rangers, based in north-west Leeds, have received a £75,000 boost.
Rangers – founded in 1978 – have received National Lottery funding to build a pitch-side showering and changing facility. They are among 148 local sports projects to benefit from a share of £9million from Sport England’s inspired facilities fund.
The new facility replaces a 25-year-old garage and includes four new changing rooms, all with disabled access.
Rangers’ chairman of trustees David Clayton said: “We are delighted to have secured this investment which will enable us to provide state of the art changing rooms for both our own and visiting players.
“This will give us the opportunity to introduce more local children to the club.
“We would also like to re-introduce an open-age team and have had interest regarding starting up a Masters (over-35s) team.
“I’d like to thank the small team of dedicated individuals at Guiseley Rangers who have worked tirelessly on our bid.”
Sport England property director Charles Johnston said: “The inspired facilities fund has had a huge impact on grassroots sport across the country.
“Since 2011 we’ve invested £102 million into more than 1,920 projects.
“It’s great to see Guiseley Rangers join the long list of successful clubs to benefit from this fund.”